It Don’t Mean a Thing if New Mexico Loses That Swing
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New Mexico is no longer a swing state in the presidential contest.
That’s the conclusion of the latest Public Policy polling survey of New Mexico voters. According to the PPP news release:
Barack Obama defeated John McCain by 15 points there in 2008, and the polling so far suggests a similar outcome is likely this fall. PPP’s newest poll finds Obama ahead of Mitt Romney 54-40 in the state. That’s changed little from when we polled the state in December and found Obama up 53-38.
And even though our GOP governor Susana Martinez is one of the nation’s most popular governors,”A Romney/Martinez slate still trails Obama/Biden by a 53-42 margin,” PPP says. (Martinez has repeatedly said she’s not interested in the nomination.)
Obama’s good statistics are due to high support among women, Hispanics and young people, PPP says.
Steve Terrell’s blog and/or Twitter are good places to follow New Mexico politics, with a splash of music on the side.