A week after former Governor and Libertarian Party presidential nominee agreed to run for the New Mexico Senate seat on the minor party ticket, a new poll already shows him bypassing the Republican nominee and into second place.
According to Emerson College Polling (8/17-18; 500 NM registered voters), Sen. Martin Heinrich (D) would have 39% support in the three-way race, Mr. Johnson is second with 21%, and Republican nominee Mick Rich, a state Labor Commission member, drops to third place with just 11% backing.
From an internal GBA Strategies poll (8/1-5; 800 NM likely voters) that Sen. Heinrich released just as Mr. Johnson was considering running, the incumbent held a 47-29-22% advantage with Mr. Rich in second position. Therefore, while Mr. Johnson’s support seems to remain constant in the two polls, both Sen. Heinrich and Mr. Rich experienced significant slippage. Therefore, this budding race will likely attract further political news attention.
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