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Obama Keeps N.M. Lead Over Romney
ABQ Journal ^ | Oct 28, 2012 | By Michael Coleman

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at abqjournal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: garyjohnson; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; newmexico; rockymountainhigh; whytheycallitdope; wtfiiwnm

1 posted on 10/30/2012 9:31:15 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

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.


2 posted on 10/30/2012 9:33:15 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: SeekAndFind; LS; Perdogg; napscoordinator; God luvs America; nutmeg; SoFloFreeper; Ravi; ...

New Mexico—Two day old poll. For reference next week.

Poll ping.


3 posted on 10/30/2012 9:33:15 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

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.


4 posted on 10/30/2012 9:34:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: comebacknewt

Third Party Idiocy hits the GOP this time.

Where’s Nader when you need him.


5 posted on 10/30/2012 9:35:34 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

NM is a taker state, not a maker state. No surprise Romney not winning
This state.


6 posted on 10/30/2012 9:37:01 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: FlingWingFlyer

too many illegals to fix it.


7 posted on 10/30/2012 9:46:49 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: D-fendr

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...


8 posted on 10/30/2012 9:49:50 PM PDT by cherry
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Every calculation based on experience elsewhere fails in New Mexico.”

Lew Wallace


9 posted on 10/30/2012 10:00:53 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Obama Keeps N.M. Lead Over Romney

In a week, we'll find out if this is true.

Until then, it's all speculation and BS.

10 posted on 10/30/2012 10:09:26 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: DustyMoment

Precisely why I posted it.


11 posted on 10/30/2012 10:23:05 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

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 it’s 5 EV’s 3 Romney, 2 Obama.


12 posted on 10/30/2012 10:47:38 PM PDT by entropy12 (Romney/Ryan 2012... Send Obama back to Chicago/Hawaii/Kenya/Indonesia wherever)
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To: entropy12

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.


13 posted on 10/30/2012 11:02:40 PM PDT by Catsrus (Ma)
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To: Catsrus

“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.”

What exactly did you see that gave you the willies?


14 posted on 10/30/2012 11:16:24 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: Jet Jaguar

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO MY HOME STATE! I wish I was there now to vote against Obama!


15 posted on 10/30/2012 11:24:51 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Catsrus

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.


16 posted on 10/30/2012 11:25:53 PM PDT by entropy12 (Romney/Ryan 2012... Send Obama back to Chicago/Hawaii/Kenya/Indonesia wherever)
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To: dalebert
too many illegals to fix it.


17 posted on 10/30/2012 11:28:22 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

“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!!


18 posted on 10/30/2012 11:37:18 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: entropy12; Catsrus; Ruy Dias de Bivar

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


19 posted on 10/30/2012 11:45:25 PM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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To: dalebert

“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.


20 posted on 10/30/2012 11:56:40 PM PDT by FryingPan101 (2016 looms)
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To: wardaddy

“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”

Whites do not comprise 70-90% of the population in NM.

NM did vote in a conservative GOP Governor.. Martinez. Hispanics tend to be conservative, family oriented people. But, we are a border state. The illegal alien population is quite large and like most border states it is out of control.

Up in the northern part of the state you have your California Liberals, environmental wackos and the corrupt legacy of our former Governor Bill Richardson.

Martinez is also dealing with a democrat controlled State Legislature which makes it very difficult to clean up the corrupt underpinnings of the former governor, and his appointees, out of the State Government.

Albuquerque and Santa Fe do not represent most of the State of NM. They just dominate by their population numbers.


21 posted on 10/31/2012 12:09:49 AM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: wardaddy

Part of the problem is the influx of californians who have changed this state politically in the last few years. We used to be a very republican state


22 posted on 10/31/2012 12:23:38 AM PDT by jackal7163 (If you are not willing to achieve victory at any cost, you are doomed to defeat!)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty
Whites do not comprise 70-90% of the population in NM.

I did not say they did...in fact I went to great length to say the opposite about huge minority populations there.

But I will say this having spent time there off and on all my life since the 1950s...when it was conservative btw...that minoroities there except for a few old Spanish clans are just like minorities everywhwere drinking from an anti white victimhood tonic they cannot resist

and whites there today are more liberal than say whites in Mississippi or Alabama..by far

why...just like how they do everywhere...cool liberals from NY and California have flocked in...debasing the organic conservatism of land of enchantment...they are now killing Colorado...and even my bucolic environs in Williamson County TN

they are like locusts...plentiful and ever so smarmy

My point was that whites in Dixie vote 70-90% in 2008 GOP....today.....in New Mexico...it was 56% for GOP in 2008...mostly the interlopers

23 posted on 10/31/2012 8:03:09 AM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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To: tennmountainman
NM is a taker state, not a maker state. No surprise Romney not winning This state.

Only true in some areas. The whole of SE NM is booming - oil and natural gas drilling is fueling not only oil/gas services but associated projects such as home/apartment/restaurant/motel construction. This area will vote for Romney at 60% at least. Not so ABQ and northern NM which are the takers.

Ironically, a lot of industry in the latter areas have been shut down by the enviro-radicals, including lumbering, mining and oil/gas exploration outside the traditional locations. Martin Heinrich is likely to win the US Senate race over Heather Wilson. Heinrich is a left-wing, eco-terrorist associating, radical who opposes fossil fuel energy development, coal power plants, etc. in favor of windmills and solar panels. A horrible, horrible candidate that is even to the left of the other senator, Tom Udall.

24 posted on 11/01/2012 1:04:47 PM PDT by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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To: LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

NM list PING!

I may not PING for all New Mexico articles. To see New Mexico articles by topic click here: New Mexico Topics

To see NM articles by keyword, click here: New Mexico Keywords

To see the NM Message Page, click here: New Mexico Messages

(The NM list is available on my FR homepage for anyone to use. Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)

25 posted on 11/01/2012 1:08:35 PM PDT by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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To: CedarDave
San Juan County, in the northwest part of the state, is also heavy oil, gas, coal, and coal-generated power plants. It is also a conservative and/or Republican stronghold. Romney/Ryan will carry the county.
26 posted on 11/01/2012 1:25:42 PM PDT by Freedom with Responsibility (Go...)
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To: tennmountainman
NM is a taker state, not a maker state. No surprise Romney not winning This state.

The majority are part of the 47%, just like California, New York, Illinois, etc.

27 posted on 11/01/2012 1:55:35 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Shellac Barac)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I voted early today .....light turnout.... which means?


28 posted on 11/01/2012 2:38:09 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Johnson has become a bad joke, another victim of the political Peter Principle with delusions of grandeur. That said, it’s hard to tell who he is hurting or helping, if anyone.


29 posted on 11/01/2012 3:07:57 PM PDT by pallis
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