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.
(Excerpt) Read more at abqjournal.com ...
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.
“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.
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
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
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.
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.)
The majority are part of the 47%, just like California, New York, Illinois, etc.
I voted early today .....light turnout.... which means?
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.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.