The Carroll Strategies firm conducted a survey for KOB News 4 in Albuquerque, testing the state’s two open congressional seats that the respective gubernatorial candidates are vacating. If the polling is correct, it appears that each party will keep the seat that it currently occupies.
In Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s open 1st District, former state Democratic Party chair and Tribal Administrator Debra Haaland is well ahead of frequent Republican nominee, Janice Arnold-Jones. The KOB poll (10/29; 452 likely NM-2 likely voters; automated) posts Ms. Haaland to a 51-43% advantage in an Albuquerque anchored seat that has moved solidly into the Democratic column since Ms. Grisham first won here in 2012.
In Rep. Steve Pearce’s (R-Hobbs) 2nd District, the KOB poll (10/29; 338 NM-2 likely voters; automated) projects GOP state Rep. Yvette Harrell (R-Alamogordo) to be leading attorney Xochitl Torres-Small (D) by a 47-42% spread. This is a must-win Republican seat, so Ms. Harrell assuming a late lead is welcome news for the candidate and party leaders.
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