Republicans have a real shot at knocking off Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) in 2014, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday showing the incumbent running neck-and-neck with former congressman Tom Tancredo (R).

Hickenlooper leads Tancredo 42 percent to 41 percent, well within the survey's margin of error. Colorado voters are now split over the once widely popular governor, with 47 percent approving of the job he is doing and 43 percent disapproving.