NM poll shows Obama with small lead over Romney
Posted at: 09/09/2012 3:05 PM
| Updated at: 09/09/2012 3:23 PM
By: The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A new statewide poll commissioned by The Albuquerque Journal shows President Barack Obama with a relatively small lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney and 8 percent of voters still undecided.
The poll suggests that New Mexico's presidential race may be more competitive than national pundits and polls have previously suggested.
The Journal pollpublished Sunday in a copyright story shows 45 percent of those surveyed backed Obama and 40 percent supported Romney.
Another 7 percent backed the Libertarian candidate for president, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson.
The Journal poll was conducted by Research & Polling Inc. of Albuquerque and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.
Landline and cellphone interviews were conducted with 667 likely voters from Sept. 3 through Sept. 6.
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