If John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet were hoping for a bounce after their night in the national debate spotlight last week, new surveys bring disappointment.
The Quinnipiac University National Poll, conducted after the June 26-27 debate in Miami and released Tuesday, shows both Coloradans where they've been since they declared their candidacies -- stuck near the bottom. That result aligns with two other post-debate surveys issued in recent days.
Among Democrats and "Democratic leaners" surveyed in the Quinnipiac poll, both Hickenlooper, a former Colorado governor and Denver mayor, and Bennet, Colorado's current senior U.S. senator, scored 0% support after rounding.
The survey was conducted between June 28 -- the day after the two Coloradans debated with eight other candidates in Miami -- and Monday.
Hickenlooper and Bennet did register blips among subsets of those surveyed by Quinnipiac.
Among those who said they were "somewhat" liberal as opposed to very liberal, 1% said they back Hickenlooper. And 1% of men polled said they support Bennet, who also registered 1% support among voters ages 50 and older.
Among Democrats who said they watched the debate, 1% like Bennet and 0% favor Hickenlooper. Both men scored 0% when Democrats who said they watched or listened to the debate were asked which candidate did the best job in Miami.
Asked which candidate has the best chance of beating President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, 0% said Hickenlooper or Bennet.
Meanwhile, among the front runners, the post-debate Quinnipiac survey showed former Vice President Joseph Biden with 22% support -- down from 30% in Quinnipiac's June 11 pre-debate survey. California Sen. Kamala Harris landed close behind at 20%, up from 15% June 11. Harris generally has gotten good marks from pundits for her debate performance.
Trailing them were Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 14% and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is at 13%. No one else exceeded 4% in the poll.
Quinnipiac surveyed 554 Democrats and voters leaning Democratic nationwide. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.
Among other national polls conducted after the June 27 debate, a CNN survey released Monday also showed 0% support for Hickenlooper and Bennet. Meanwhile, a post-debate poll of Democratic voters from The Hill and HarrisX showed 1% support for Bennet and 0% for Hickenlooper.
The grim polling numbers come on the heels of Monday's news of a shakeup of leaders of Hickenlooper's campaign.
Politico on Tuesday declared that the former Colorado governor's campaign is "in shambles," citing disappointing fundraising totals and the staff turnover.
In an MSNBC interview, Hickenlooper acknowledged being well behind some of his rivals in second-quarter donations -- just over $1 million, per Politico, versus $24 million for South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and $18 million for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in Q2.
He added, in a dig at some of his rivals, that "for a small campaign like us, … it’s harder to raise money because we’re not promising free health care or, you know, to forgive free tuition for everyone, forgive student debt.”
Politico said that the Hickenlooper campaign "will likely run out of money completely in about a month."