President Donald Trump’s approval rating in New Mexico after his first few months in office is among the lowest in the nation. That’s according to newly-released results from Gallup, the venerable polling service that releases daily national poll numbers on Trump’s approval rating. In New Mexico, Trump’s approval rating sits at 37 percent, while 56 percent disapprove of Trump’s job performance. That approval rating is the 11th-lowest of any state, tied with Rhode Island. Nationwide in the same time period, between Trump’s inauguration and Junde 30, 40 percent of adults approved of Trump’s job performance while 54 percent disapproved.
On Tuesday, New Mexico Political Report wrote about the State of the State address by Governor Susana Martinez, the Democratic response by Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, D-Belen, and had video of legislators and Albuquerque mayor Richard Berry responding to Martinez’s remarks. In addition to this, New Mexico Political Report’s own Margaret Wright took part in a panel discussion on New Mexico PBS looking at Martinez’s speech and what it portends for the upcoming legislative session. New Mexico In Focus host Gene Grant moderated the discussion. The other panelists were former State Senators Mark Boitano and Richard Romero and University of New Mexico political science professor Gabe Sanchez. The video of the panel was provided by New Mexico PBS.
New Mexico Political Report’s own Margaret Wright will be a part of New Mexico PBS’ coverage of the State of the State address tomorrow. Wright will participate in the analysis of Gov. Susana Martinez’s State of the State address and will look at the legislative session. In addition to Wright, former State Senators Mark Boitano and Richard Romero and University of New Mexico political science professor Gabe Sanchez will appear on the public TV station. New Mexico PBS will cut into programming when Martinez enters the room for her State of the State address (sorry, fans of Dinosaur Train). The station will air the full speech live and then the panel discussion.