Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Republican prosecutor Susana Martinez again moves to a 10-point lead over Democratic Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish in the race to be New Mexico’s next governor.
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Martinez picking up 52% of the vote in the second straight survey this month, while Denish draws support from 42%. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
These numbers move the race from Leans Republican to Solid Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.
Earlier this month, Martinez held a similar 52% to 43% lead over Denish. Though the candidates were tied in surveys conducted in May and June, Martinez has steadily pulled ahead of Denish since August. In four surveys conducted since that time, support for Martinez has ranged from 48% to 52%, while Denish’s support has ranged from 41% to 43%.
The survey of 750 Likely Voters in New Mexico was conducted on October 24, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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