Everyone is at their best when they have enough to eat, but there are many life storms that make it difficult for Coloradans to afford healthy food and reach their potential. Having enough food supports the foundation for optimal health and well-being throughout our lifecycle. Nutritious food helps babies develop, gives kids the energy to excel in school, reduces the risk of chronic diseases in adults, and keeps seniors stable and independent.
This is the third statewide survey conducted by Hunger Free Colorado, and the data continues to uncover the same clear insight: Hunger is a nonpartisan issue with widespread support. Voters of all stripes want stronger, smarter programs to address and eradicate hunger. They understand that working people struggle to make ends meet and recognize that bad luck or a downturn in the economy can affect anyone. The poll also shows that Colorado voters want solutions and progress that ensures programs like food stamps are as effective as possible, perhaps because they might need to rely upon such support to weather an unforeseen storm themselves.
Federal nutrition programs, along with state and local counterparts, play an important role in connecting people of all ages, backgrounds and zip codes to needed food. By working together and supporting people throughout their lives, we can ensure everyone reaches their potential, which benefits all of us.
According to the recent statewide poll from Hunger Free Colorado, there’s continued overwhelming, widespread support of Colorado voters to address hunger and fund programs like food stamps, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Among the key findings:
Download the voter poll findings:
- General fact sheet that covers the key findings
- Fact sheets for Republicans, Democrats and Independents that show findings by party affiliation and leaning
This survey of 400 telephone interviews was conducted among registered voters in Colorado by Kupersmit Research, a nonpartisan firm based in Denver, Colo., from Nov. 16-23, 2016. The margin of error is +4.9% at the 95% confidence level. All respondents were identified from voter lists, including cell phones, but due to the non-hybrid approach, our sample is more likely to be older and more Caucasian than the registered electorate as a whole. Access the topline results (PDF).
Help spread the word about the voter poll findings! For social media, here are sample posts that can be used by individuals and/or groups:
Short copy (Twitter)
- Hunger is a nonpartisan issue with widespread support. New voter poll from @HungerFreeCO: http://bit.ly/hfcpoll #endhungerCO #coleg
- New poll from @HungerFreeCO: Widespread support of #Colorado voters to address hunger, fund food stamps http://bit.ly/hfcpoll #endhungerCO
- Coloradans willing to invest in efficient, effective gov’t. New #endhungerCO voter poll from @HungerFreeCO: http://bit.ly/hfcpoll #copolitics
- New @HungerFreeCO poll shows #Colorado voters of all stripes care about hunger. See poll & infographics: http://bit.ly/hfcpoll #coleg
Longer copy (Facebook / LinkedIn)
- Hunger is a nonpartisan issue with widespread support. According to Hunger Free Colorado’s new poll, there’s overwhelming, widespread support of Colorado voters to address hunger and fund programs like food stamps. View key findings from Hunger Free Colorado’s statewide voter poll: http://bit.ly/hfcpoll.
- Coloradans care about hunger. According to Hunger Free Colorado’s new poll, there’s overwhelming, widespread support of Colorado voters to address hunger and fund programs like food stamps. Check out the infographic and poll findings: http://bit.ly/hfcpoll. Share this post if you agree that hunger is an important issue and no Coloradan should go hungry!
- Los residentes de Colorado ESTAN PREOCUPADOS por el hambre. Según una nueva encuesta, existe un abrumador respaldo por parte de los votantes de Colorado para responder al hambre y a favor de programas como las “estampillas” de comida. Los resultados de la encuesta se pueden ver en http://bit.ly/hfcpoll. Comparta esta información si usted cree que el hambre es un problema real y que nadie en Colorado debería pasar hambre.