Statewide Survey Results Show Overwhelming Discontent With Incumbent Colorado Supreme Court Justices

The results are in from the first scientific, statewide survey on the Colorado Supreme Court justices appearing on the November ballot (Justices Michael Bender, Alex Martinez, and Nancy Rice).

Survey Results Show Overwhelming Discontent With Incumbent Colorado Supreme Court Justices

ALL THREE JUSTICES REJECTED BY 78% OR BETTER

Made aware of the anti-taxpayer decisions of the incumbent Colorado Supreme Court justices appearing on the November ballot, an overwhelming majority of the state’s likely voters say they will opt against retaining the justices for another 10-year term.

A survey conducted this week by Magellan Data and Mapping Strategies statistically validates the huge impact and overwhelming resonance of the Clear the Bench Colorado message of judicial accountability with the voters of this state.

The Colorado Supreme Court justices up for voter retention are Michael Bender, Alex Martinez and Nancy Rice.”

The following are the topline results of an autodial survey of 874 likely general election voters in the state of Colorado, conducted the evening of 16 August 2010.  The survey has a margin of error of +/- 3.31% at the 95 percent confidence interval, and was weighted based upon voter turnout demographics from the 2008, 2006, 2004 and 2002 general election cycles.

When asked, “Did you know that Colorado voters have the right to vote “NO” on retaining incumbent Colorado Supreme Court justices in office?” voters answered 68% YES.

When asked, “Did you know that three Colorado Supreme Court justices, Michael Bender, Alex Martinez, and Nancy Rice, are seeking another 10-year term in office in the November election?” voters answered 65% NO.

When asked, “If you were to cast your ballot today, would you vote to retain incumbent Colorado Supreme Court justice Michael Bender in office for another 10-year term?” voters answered 79% NO.

When asked, “If you were to cast your ballot today, would you vote to retain incumbent Colorado Supreme Court justice Alex Martinez in office for another 10-year term?” voters answered 78% NO.

When asked, “If you were to cast your ballot today, would you vote to retain incumbent Colorado Supreme Court justice Nancy Rice in office for another 10-year term?” voters answered 78% NO.

Colorado voters of all ages, ethnicities, gender, and party affiliation in all regions of the state (complete demographic breakdown and crosstabs of survey results available as a separate file) reject these three particular Colorado Supreme Court justices due to a consistent pattern of ruling against what the Colorado Constitution provides.  Thanks to the increased attention focused on the way that these ‘unjust justices’ have violated the public trust and enabled the constitutional rights of Colorado citizens to be set aside, the electorate is waking up to their right to vote “NO” on retaining these incumbents in office for another 10-year term.

Clear The Bench, Colorado!

http://www.clearthebenchcolorado.org


Survey Methodology

This survey was conducted using automated telephone touch tone technology.  The sample was randomly drawn from a Colorado voter file among households with a representative mix of demographics (Gender, Age, Ethnicity, and Political Affiliation) statewide.  The sample included 894 respondents, distributed as follows:

  • Gender: 53% Female, 47% Male
  • Age: 18-34 (12%), 35-44 (16%), 45-54 (23%), 55-64 (24%), 65+ (25%
  • Ethnicity: White (83%), Hispanic/Latino (11%), Black/African American (4%), Other (2%)
  • Party Affiliation: Republican (39%), Democrat (34%), Unaffiliated/Other (27%)

(Full crosstabs available as a separate attachment)

About Magellan Data and Mapping Strategies

Magellan CEO David Flaherty has extensive experience in survey research, and applying political data and technology to political campaign decision-making gained throughouthis18yearcareerat the Republican National Committee, the U.S. House of Representatives, and public affairs firms specializing in influencing public opinion. The Magellan team has extensive knowledge constructing and building voter registration databases, performing data analysis, applying GIS mapping technology, conducting quantitative live and automated survey research, predictive modeling analysis, and redistricting technology. Visit MagellanStrategies.com for more information.


Be a citizen, not a subject – get informed, then exercise your right to vote “NO” this November on the four (er, three remaining) ‘unjust justices’ of the Colorado Supreme Court’s “Mullarkey Majority”- (Justices Michael Bender, Alex Martinez, Nancy Rice, soon minus Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey, who’s retiring rather than face the voters ) who need YOUR approval to continue taking away your constitutional rights: your right to vote on tax increases, your right to defend your home or business against seizure via eminent domain abuse, your right to be fairly represented in the legislature and Congress, and your right to enjoy the benefits of the rule of law, instead of suffering under rule by activist, agenda-driven “justices.”  Continue to support Clear The Bench Colorado with your comments (Sound Off!) and contributions – and vote “NO” on giving these unjust justices another 10-year term!

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