I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
Bill Richardson’s approval numbers continue to sink
In the wake of of a potential pay-to-play scandal and economic unrest, Gov. Bill Richardson is less popular in New Mexico than ever before, according to a recent poll.
The poll, conducted by SurveyUSA for KOB-TV, showed Richardson has the approval of just 41 percent of New Mexicans. This is a significant drop from a May 2007 peak of 74 percent. From June 2006 to February 2008, his approval never dropped below 60 percent.
In addition to the low approval rating, 53 percent of New Mexicans say they disapprove of the job that Richardson is doing.
A big drop comes from Republicans and independents. Only 30 percent of Republicans approve of Richardson, versus 69 percent who disapprove. Independents also have a net disapproval, with only 31 percent approving of the job Richardson is doing versus 56 percent who don’t.
Among Democrats, the governor’s approval rating has dropped to 56 percent. This is just the second month since SurveyUSA started polling that the approval rating was below 60 percent among Democrats.
The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points. The poll was conducted on Monday.