Skip to comments.Martinez Takes Early Lead in New Mexico
Posted on 08/29/2010 2:55:54 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
A new Albuquerque Journal poll in New Mexico finds Susana Martinez (R) has taken an early lead over Diane Denish (D) in the race for governor, 45% to 39% with 16% undecided.
Denish also is suffering from a successful Martinez strategy to tie her to Gov. Bill Richardson (D), with whom Denish has served since 2003, and now holds a dismal 33% approval rating. Among those who disapprove of Richardson's performance, 62% said they would vote for Martinez compared to 22% who said they would vote for Denish.
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Rasmussen also shows Martinez leading by a similar margin.
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I don’t expect Denish to win. She spent all that time in office waiting to get the Governorship for nothing.
Good news. Especially with redistricting coming up.
Ah yes, good ol’ Richardson. He was the guy who tried to get Revlon to hire Monica to shut her up after Bill Clinton was through with her. He should be “shovel ready” even for the dolts who consistently voted for him in NM.
Digging farther into specific things that are happening here, what's the deal with this idiotic cap & trade thing the DOE is pushing? Is that something that fell out of Richardson's brain? And will Martinez (or Heaven forbid Denish) have the power to kill it, or is it something a legislative body will have to do?
The EIB with Richardson's hand-picked enviro-nuts are rushing to put something in place before the end of the year. If it can be delayed long enough and Martinez wins, it can be stopped as she will have the authority to appoint new members and direct the ED to focus attention elsewhere. The legislature is unlikely to change hands - never has been in Republican hands, either house, in my 30+ years in NM.
Poor Denise. She had to endure all the sexual harassment from Richardson for nothing.