Boebert announced last month that she will be running for re-election in Colorado’s more GOP-friendly 4th district, leaving her more competitive 3rd congressional district behind. Rep. Ken Buck (R) who currently represents the 4th district will not be seeking re-election.
A straw poll conducted at the debate Thursday shows there is trouble for Boebert even in the ruby red 4th district.
Boebert finished in fifth, receiving just 10% of the vote from the more than 100 Republicans who participated in the non-scientific survey at the debate.
Of the 117 votes cast in the straw poll, Boebert received 12. She trails Logan County Commissioner and former state lawmaker Jerry Sonnenberg (22), former Minority leader Mike Lynch (20), conservative radio host Deborah Flora (18) and House Minority Whip Richard Holtorf (17).
According to Colorado Politics, the announcement of the poll results “drew gasps” from the audience.
Some attendees later dismissed the results of the straw poll saying the venue was filled with local Republicans who are loyal to other candidates in the debate.