An interesting poll finding:

Barack Obama (D) currently holds a seven-point advantage over John McCain (R), 46% to 39%. However, if the Democrats nominate Hillary Clinton, McCain will begin the race with a fourteen point advantage, 49% to 35%.

Sixty percent (60%) of Colorado voters currently have a favorable opinion of Obama while just 36% hold an unfavorable view.

McCain earns favorable reviews from 55% and less flattering assessments from 42%

Clinton is viewed favorably by 44% and unfavorably by 54%.

Obama's negatives will doubtless rise. But there really is no contest with Clinton. McCain's emergence as the GOP candidate makes Clinton a disastrous pick for the Democrats.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.