Gov. Susana Martinez’s approval rating now sits at 43 percent, down from a May poll which found her approval rating at 47 percent. Both polls were conducted by Public Policy Polling for NM Political Report. The latest poll shows Martinez’s lowest approval rating in a public poll since first taking office in 2011. And now just as many registered voters don’t approve of her job performance as those who approve. Martinez’s disapproval rating barely changed, from 42 percent in May to 43 percent in August, but her approval rating dropped four percent in the last three months.
The Democrats running for president and Secretary of State continue to lead in their races, though a third party candidate on the presidential ballot who is familiar to New Mexicans is getting a lot of support. A poll commissioned by NM Political Report and conducted by Public Policy Polling finds Hillary Clinton leading in a four-way race for president with 40 percent support among New Mexico registered voters. Republican candidate Donald Trump trails Clinton with 31 percent of support while Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson gets 16 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein 4 percent. Related: Poll: NM voters support bringing back the death penalty
Only 9 percent of registered voters remain undecided in the presidential race, according to the poll. Johnson is a former two-term governor of New Mexico.
New Mexico voters support Gov. Susana Martinez’s proposal to bring back the death penalty, a poll commissioned by NM Political Report found. The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling, found that 59 percent of registered New Mexico voters support the proposal to bring back the death penalty for those who kill police officers or children. Meanwhile, 34 percent support current penalties of life in prison and restitution for families. Only eight percent are undecided, showing how hot button the issue is already. Related: Call for death penalty echoes Legislature’s ‘tough on crime’ session
Men are slightly more likely to support bringing back the death penalty.
We commissioned a Public Policy Polling poll this weekend to look at a handful of questions related to New Mexico and national politics. The poll surveyed 802 likely New Mexico voters from May 13 to May 15. The topline results have a +/- 3.5 percent margin of error. We’ve released some results throughout the week already:
Clinton leads in NM in three-way race Clinton, Trump have high negatives among likely New Mexico voters Martinez approval rating below 50 percent Balderas, Berry lead 2018 gubernatorial contenders Toulouse Oliver leads Espinoza in Secretary of State race
Our news partners at ABQ Free Press also received the results, which should appear in the May 18 edition of the paper, which hits the streets in the afternoon. We also promised that we would release the full crosstabs later in the week; it is now later in the week.
Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver leads State Rep. Nora Espinoza in the race for Secretary of State. That’s according to results from a poll of likely New Mexico voters by Public Policy Polling, commissioned by NM Political Report. Toulouse Oliver, the lone Democrat, has the support of 43 percent of voters. Espinoza, the lone Republican, has the support of 36 percent of voters. There are still 21 percent who say they aren’t sure who they will vote for this November.
A poll conducted for NM Political Report by Public Policy Polling shows that Hillary Clinton would lead a general election match-up against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and possible Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson. Clinton is the likely Democratic Party nominee. The poll, conducted this weekend, found that Clinton leads in a three-way race with 41 percent of the support of likely New Mexico voters. Trump would come in second with 33 percent and Johnson would receive 14 percent of support. Johnson is a former two-term New Mexico governor.
A poll commissioned by NM Political Report shows that Gov. Susana Martinez’s approval rating is below 50 percent, down from the highs of her first term in office. The poll, conducted this weekend by Public Policy Polling, found that Martinez’s approval rating among likely voters now sits at 47 percent, while her disapproval rating sits at 42 percent. This leaves 11 percent who are not sure how they would rate Martinez’s time in office. See also: Who do voters want to see replace Martinez in 2018? Unsurprisingly, Martinez’ highest rating comes among Republicans; 67 percent approve of the way she’s doing her job, while 26 percent disapprove.
When asked about who voters would prefer in a very-early look ahead to the 2018 gubernatorial elections, two names jumped out as frontrunners. Attorney General Hector Balderas is the favorite among Democrats, while Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry is favored among Republicans. Gov. Susana Martinez is in her second term. She is not able to run for a third term. See Also: Martinez approval rating below 50 percent
The poll question asked about four politicians named as possible 2018 candidates.
The upbeat polling news for Gary Johnson, which consisted of one poll that had him in double-digits against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, may already be over. A national Public Policy Polling survey included the former New Mexico governor as the Libertarian Party candidate and Jill stein as the Green Party candidate. The poll put Johnson at 4 percent and Stein at 2 percent. The pollster does polls for Democratic clients, though this poll was not commissioned by any candidate or political action committee. In that version of the poll, Clinton led Trump 42 percent to 38 percent, a result within the margin of error.