Conducted October 24, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports
1* If the 2010 Election for Governor of New Mexico were held today would you vote for Republican Susana Martinez or Democrat Diane Denish? (Please note that we split the survey to rotate the order of the candidate names, so while half will hear the Republican candidate first, the other half hears the Democrat mentioned first.)
42% Diane Denish
2% Some other candidate
4% Not sure
2* I’m going to read you a short list of people in the News. For each, please let me know if you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression.
3*A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into effect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?
4* Now I’m going to read you a short list of names. In political terms please tell me whether that person is very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal.
5* Would it be more accurate to describe Susana Martinez’s views as mainstream or extreme?
6* Would it be more accurate to describe Diane Denish‘s views as mainstream or extreme?
7* I’m now going to read you a short list of issues. For each issue please tell me which gubernatorial candidate you trust more to handle that issue:
Economy and Jobs
8* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?
9* How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as President…do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?
10* How would you rate the job Bill Richardson has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence