February 10, 2015
Colorado College released its fifth annual State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West poll on February 10, 2015. 400 registered voters in Colorado and the same number of registered voters in five other western states were surveyed for the poll, totalling 2400 registered voters. This is a bipartisan poll conducted by Lori Weigel, Republican pollster of Public Opinion Strategies, and Maullin, Democractic pollster Dave Metz of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates. The other 5 states are Arizona, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
According to the poll, 84% of voters cite as one of the reasons for living in Colorado, the "ability to live near, recreate on and enjoy public lands like national parks and forests." 96% said "they have visited public lands managed by U.S. agencies in the last year."
82% of voters view low levels of water as a serious problem facing the state.
Here is the link to the Colorado poll: