Skip to comments.Obama Keeps N.M. Lead Over Romney
Posted on 10/30/2012 9:31:10 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
President Barack Obama has held on to his lead over Republican Mitt Romney in the presidential contest in New Mexico, running 9 points ahead of the former Massachusetts governor in a Journal Poll concluded 12 days before the Nov. 6 election.
The Democratic president had 50 percent support in the statewide survey of likely voters and those who had already voted, compared with 41 percent backing Romney.
Obama picked up 1 percentage point and Romney gained 2 points in the Oct. 23-25 Journal Poll, compared with the Journal Poll conducted Oct. 9-11.
Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson had support of 5 percent of likely New Mexico voters in the latest Journal Poll, compared with 6 percent in the previous survey.
Five percent of poll respondents said they were undecided in the Oct. 23-25 survey on presidential race.
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Gary Johnson killed any chance Romney had of winning New Mexico.
He is hurting him badly in Nevada as well, although Romney is in much better shape there overall and could definitely still win it.
New Mexico—Two day old poll. For reference next week.
You can’t fix stupid. Not right away anyway. I think it’s going to take a hundred years or so for New Mexico to catch up with the rest of America.
Third Party Idiocy hits the GOP this time.
Where’s Nader when you need him.
NM is a taker state, not a maker state. No surprise Romney not winning
too many illegals to fix it.
third partiers and libertarians are idiots....period...we have a chance to unseat this dictator and we could be stymied by this arrogant gary johnson....another idiot who doesn’t deserve to have his name in capitals...
“Every calculation based on experience elsewhere fails in New Mexico.”
In a week, we'll find out if this is true.
Until then, it's all speculation and BS.
Precisely why I posted it.
Romney does not need NM.
Romney 275 (Wins WI, IA, CO, VA, NC, FL, NH)
Obama 263 (Wins OH, MI, PA, NV, NM)
and NE will split its 5 EVs 3 Romney, 2 Obama.
I believe their governor, Suzanne Martinez (?) even said that NM would go Obama. It seems to be a government-dependent state. I’ve been through it - and I sure wouldn’t want to live there. It gave me the willies.
“It seems to be a government-dependent state. Ive been through it - and I sure wouldnt want to live there. It gave me the willies.”
What exactly did you see that gave you the willies?
WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO MY HOME STATE! I wish I was there now to vote against Obama!
Yeah, I spent a night in hospital in Santa Fe due to too much caffeine and a glass of wine combined with a short jog. The 8000’ altitude got to me. You are probably right, lots of dependent people, not a lot of industry. Although they do have the DOE lab there which built the Hiroshima bomb.
“I wish I was there now to vote against Obama!”
I will vote for Romney for both of us.
Johnson is going to pull probably 7% of the vote here. People still remember him when he was governor...and he was a good fiscal conservative Governor.
Romney will carry most of the East side of the state and the S.E. corner. Funny thing is, Romney and the GOP pretty much gave up early here. He went to Hobbs and raised money and then poof!!
Highest percentage Mexican descended state
Highest percentage Spanish colonial descended
Second highest Indian population state
Likely a taker state but that is not very accurate comparative...
Most of Dixie given huge black populations are takers too but whites band together and vote R between 70-90 percent
They do not in New Mexico
I had family there....my dad was born in Artesia in 33
I love it there....there are some solid folk there....even in Santa Fe...just there last summer
Kali....Minnesota and New York are giver states....just saying
“too many illegals to fix it.”
Governor Martinez is bringing this state along nicely. May not be in time for this election cycle. She was at that fabulous Romney-Ryan rally in Colorado. There are college students who just came of age under an Obama Administration and haven’t liked what they saw while in high school. Many of their parents lost jobs and homes. Gary Johnson is obviously an egotist but I think Romney will pull this state out. We’ll see.