Poll shows several tight statewide races
November 01, 2018 09:44 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— With just days left before the general election, a new poll from Carroll Strategies shows Michelle Lujan Grisham with a lead in the governor’s race.
The poll shows Lujan Grisham with 50.6 percent support, while Steve Pearce has 45.5 percent support.
"We have the Democrat, Michelle Lujan Grisham, ahead by 5.1 percent over the Republican, Steve Pearce,” said pollster Tom Carroll.
Potential voters were also asked about New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District. Deb Haaland is polling at 51.3 percent, while Janice Arnold-Jones has 43.4 percent. Libertarian candidate, Lloyd Princeton, has pulled in 2.9 pecent support, according to the poll.
"Deb Haaland is doing well in this race, although it's not over,” Carroll said. “She's ahead over the Republican, Janice Arnold-Jones by 7.9 percent."
In New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District, it’s the Republican who has the lead.
“We have Yvette Herrell by five points, 47 to 42."
Herrell is trying to keep Xochitl Torres Small from turning the seat from Republican to Democrat.
The poll has a margin of error of 2.83 percent.
Carroll said they polled 1,200 potential voters across New Mexico. He added that automated calls were made exclusively to landlines.
“It would be nice to reach some of the people who are, who just have cell phones, but they tend to work the same,” Carroll said. “They tend to vote the same as the people you reach on a landline."
Reaction to the poll:
“There have been lots of polls in this race, but Michelle and Howie are focused on earning every single vote until the polls close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, and will continue to encourage New Mexicans to get out to the polls and vote.” - James Hallinan, Michelle Lujan Grisham campaign spokesperson.
“Many of these polls are highly unreliable, however, if this poll is remotely accurate, it would put the race tied within the margin of error. Our polls show a 2 point race with voter turnout breaking our way.” - Kevin Sheridan, Steve Pearce campaign spokesperson.
Updated: November 01, 2018 09:44 PM
Created: October 31, 2018 09:00 PM
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