Raleigh, N.C. – Susana Martinez is in a good position to be reelected as Governor, but New Mexico voters don't think much of the possibility of her running for President in 2016. Only 17% of voters in the state think she should make a White House bid to 69% who believe she should sit it out. Even among Republican voters only 22% think she should seek that office to 59% who dissent.
Martinez would trail Hillary Clinton 53/39 in a hypothetical contest in the state. That does make her the strongest potential Republican candidate though. Clinton would also lead Rand Paul 51/36, Jeb Bush 53/37, Ted Cruz 54/37, Chris Christie 53/35, and Mike Huckabee 55/34.
“New Mexico has been a blowout for the Democrats in the last 2 Presidential elections,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “And if Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2016 it looks like that trend will continue.”