We conducted a New Mexico poll for a coalition of environmental groups over the weekend. We found Martin Heinrich with his largest lead of the year in the state. Additionally Barack Obama leads by double digits and is in good position to again win its 5 electoral votes.
Here are the specific findings:
-Martin Heinrich leads Heather Wilson 50-41. His lead was only 5 points on each of PPP’s previous 2 polls of the race this year.
-Wilson has extremely high negatives, with only 38% of voters viewing her favorably to 50% who have a negative opinion of her. Meanwhile Heinrich is proving to be a pretty popular candidate with 45% of voters rating him positively to 35% with a negative opinion.
-Ads drawing attention to Wilson’s environmental record appear to be contributing to her drop in the polls. By a 50/35 margin New Mexico voters say they trust Heinrich more than Wilson to ‘protect our children’s drinking water.’ This has been a focus of the environmental coalition’s work in New Mexico.
-New Mexico is also looking good for President Obama. He leads Romney 53-42 in the state, a six point increase from when we polled the state in July and found him ahead by only 5 points.
Full results here