On Tuesday, a leftist poll commissioned by the leftist New Mexico Political Report (NMPR), which is affiliated with the George Soros-funded ProgressNow New Mexico, revealed Republicans are in striking distance of clinching the attorney general and the secretary of state positions in November.
The poll, which is expected to have oversampled Libertarians, showed Democrat Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver was leading Republican challenger Audrey Trujillo by only seven points. Toulouse Oliver had 41% to Trujillo’s 34%, while nine percent were voting for Libertarian Mayna Myers, and 16% were undecided.
Toulouse Oliver has a large lead among women, 46 percent to 28 percent over Trujillo and 8 percent for Myers. Trujillo, meanwhile, slightly leads among men, 39 percent to 36 percent with 10 percent backing Myers.
Toulouse Oliver also leads among Hispanic or Latino voters, 60 percent of whom said they support the Democrat compared to 20 percent for Trujillo and 7 percent for Myers. Among white voters, 45 percent back Trujillo, 31 percent Toulouse Oliver and 9 percent Myers. Among other ethnicities, 27 percent back Toulouse Oliver, 21 percent back Myers and 20 percent back Trujillo.
In the attorney general’s race, Democrat Raúl Torrez leads Republican Jeremy Gay by seven points as well. Torrez got 44% while Gay got 37%.
According to NMPR:
Similarly, the Democrat Torrez leads in the Attorney General’s race among women 53 percent to Gay’s 28 percent, while Gay leads among men, 46 percent to 35 percent.
Torrez has a large lead among Hispanic or Latino voters, with 65 percent saying they would vote for him, compared to 22 percent for Gay. Among white voters, 48 percent support Gay and 32 percent support Torrez. When it comes to other ethnicities, 37 percent back Torrez and 28 percent support Gay.
642 New Mexicans were polled between June 13 and 14. The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling (an A- rating on FiveThirtyEight that skews 0.9% toward Democrats) had a margin of error of 3.9 percent.