Colorado voters are split over the state’s new National Popular Vote law, according to a new poll.
The survey by Magellan Strategies released Thursday found that 24 percent of respondents have a favorable opinion of the law, while 39 percent have an unfavorable opinion and 27 percent don’t yet have an opinion.
Gov. Jared Polis signed National Popular Vote legislation last week. Republicans and conservative groups opposed the legislation, questioning its constitutionality and saying it’d undermine Colorado voters.
The survey also indicates if the measure was taken to the ballot, it’d be a close vote. 47 percent of respondents said they would approve Colorado’s law, while 47 percent said they would vote against it, and 6 percent are undecided.
An issue committee, Coloradans Vote, has begun collecting signatures to get NPV on the ballot. The committee, which opposes the law, needs 125,000 signatures to make it on the ballot in November.
When it comes to the Electoral College, 49 percent or respondents had favorable opinions of it compare to 47 percent who had unfavorable opinions.
The law requires Colorado’s nine electoral college votes to be awarded to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote, but only takes effect if enough states join the National Popular Vote Compact.
Similar laws have been enacted in 11 other states and the District of Columbia, in addition to Colorado, totaling 181 electoral college votes, according to NationalPopularVote.com. 270 votes are required to win the U.S. presidential election.
The law also has a partisan divide, with 54 percent of Democrats having favorable opinions of the law and 72 percent of Republicans having unfavorable opinions.
The poll surveyed 500 respondents from March 11 through 13 and has a +/- 4.38 percent margin of error at 95 percent confidence.