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…
Martinez leads Denish in governor’s race, poll says
Republican Susana Martinez leads Democrat Diane Denish by five points — 48 percent to 43 percent — among likely voters, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released Thursday.
The results reflect a positive movement for Martinez, the Dona Ana County District Attorney, who was tied with Denish, the state’s current Lieutenant Governor, in May and June according to similar Rasmussen surveys, the polling firm said in a release issued Thursday to announce the results.
Martinez’s surge wasn’t enough to persuade Rasmussen to move the New Mexico governor’s race from the Toss-Up column to Lean GOP, however. Six percent of the 750 likely New Mexico voters who Rasmussen surveyed were undecided, while three percent preferred some other candidate in the race, the release said.
Also with two months to go before Election Day and Labor Day the traditional kickoff of the election season, it’s still early in the governor’s race.
The survey also found that 86 percent of Republicans backed Martinez, while 76 percent of Democrats backed Denish. Among voters not affiliated with either major political party, “Martinez holds a better than two-to-one lead,” the release said.