On Wednesday, the liberal television news outlet KOB 4 released approval polls done by SurveyUSA regarding embattled Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and multiple issues relating to her tenure.
According to the poll, 50% approve of her performance while 32% disapprove and 18% were unsure.
She did especially well in Doña Ana County and with adults ages 50-64. According to the report, the Governor “scored low with conservatives, people making more than $80,000 and Hispanics.”
With her handling of the economy, 42% of New Mexicans disapprove, 49% approved, while 9% were unsure.
However, on public safety, she fails in the poll. Regarding crime, 44% of New Mexicans disapprove while only 40% approve. In regard to policing issues, Lujan Grisham fails again, garnering only 40% approval while 43% disapprove.
The poll asked respondents what the most important issues for them were, and the economy (25%) and crime (18%) scored highest among all categories, showing that these disparities in her approval regarding the issues will hurt her in 2022. UNM political science professor Lonna Atkeson said, “the low public safety scores are a vulnerable spot for the governor’s re-election bid.”
The governor refused to comment on the low scores for the economy and crime, with KOB’s Chris Ramirez writing on Twitter, “Tonight, @KOB4 is revealing @GovMLG‘s approval ratings at 10pm. You won’t hear from her though. She wasn’t interested in talking about what her constituency thinks about her. For the record, @GovMLG has declined every interview request I’ve made this year.”
See the full results of the poll here.