Survey USA went into the field in the Land of Enchantment (6/19-23; 553 NM likely voters) and found US Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-Albuquerque) leading her congressional colleague, US Rep. Steve Pearce (R-Hobbs), by a 51-38% margin.
Ms. Grisham leads across the board, but there was a big difference among those who are registered with a certain party but answered differently when asked about political party affiliation. Among those registered as Decline to State, for example, Ms. Grisham scored a ten-point advantage, 42-32%. But looking at the respondents who claim to affiliate with the Independents, the two candidates were tied at 36% support.
Four key issue areas broke almost evenly when the pollsters asked the New Mexico respondents about points of greatest concern. The sample group divided fairly evenly among Education (26%), Immigration (21%), Jobs (19%), and Crime (17%). Earlier in June (6/15-16; 1,199 NM registered voters), the Carroll Strategies organization polled the state and found Ms. Grisham’s lead to be a similar 51-42%.
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