April 25, 2019

First public approval ratings show Lujan Grisham above water, but many have no opinion

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

A new poll is the first to show Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s approval rating. And while the number of registered New Mexico voters who approve of her job performance outnumber those who do not approve, nearly one-third of voters had no opinion.

The poll by Morning Consult was conducted in the first three months of Lujan Grisham’s time in office and found that 41 percent of voters approved of her job performance while 33 percent disapproved. Another 28 percent declined to say how they felt or had no opinion.

Lujan Grisham’s approval rating is higher than Susana Martinez’s approval rating when she left office. The same pollster found 35 percent approved of Martinez’s job performance while 49 percent disapproved.

The poll also found that both U.S. Senators,Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, had identical 39 percent approval ratings. Udall had a 31 percent disapproval rating, while Heinrich had a 32 percent disapproval rating. Like Lujan Grisham, nearly nearly 30 percent of those polled did not give an opinion.

Morning Consult conducted 472,802 surveys with registered U.S. voters in the first three months of 2019. The margin of error on the poll is +/- 4 percentage points, which means the approval or disapproval ratings can vary by up to 4 percentage points in either direction.