Like other reporters, I neglected to report on a new poll of New Mexico last week as I covered the end of the legislative session. So here’s the skinny on the newest poll:
- President Barack Obama leads Republican Rick Santorum 55 percent to 37 percent and Mitt Romney 55 percent to 36 percent in potential head-to-head contests, reports The Santa Fe New Mexican’s Steve Terrell.
- Capitol Report New Mexico breaks down the numbers further and reports that the poll found Gov. Susana Martinez’s approval rating at 54 percent among Democrats and 66 percent overall. In addition, it reports that in the U.S. Senate race, Democrat Martin Heinrich leads Republican Heather Wilson 45 percent to 43 percent. Wilson was tied with Democrat Hector Balderas at 44 percent apiece.
The automated survey of 500 likely voters was conducted Feb. 14 and has margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.
You can read more about the poll here, but you need a Rasmussen subscription to get to many of the details.