NM-Sen: Tom Udall Up 25 Points on Either GOP Competitor

For those 138 people who contributed nearly $5,000 in the fall to draft Tom Udall to run for the United States Senate in New Mexico should feel good that their investment is paying off. Take a look at these numbers from SurveyUSA:

General Election: Democrat Udall Beats Either Republican and Flips Domenici's Seat From Red to Blue: In a hypothetical General Election for U.S. Senator from New Mexico today, 25 weeks to the vote, Democrat Tom Udall defeats either Republican Pearce or Republican Wilson by a nearly identical margin. Today, against Pearce, Udall wins 60% to 36%. Against Wilson, Udall wins 61% to 35%. Udall leads among both men and women, young and old, white and Hispanic, regardless of opponent. 1 in 4 Republicans cross over and vote Democrat; 1 in 10 Democrats cross over to vote Republican.

It's never a good thing to count ones chickens before they have hatched. There's still a long time between now and November, and anything can happen. Moreover, there's a lot of work to do. Yet it's very clear that Udall is as strong a candidate for the Senate as anyone could hope for from New Mexico, leading two established incumbent members of Congress by remarkably wide margins. What's more, Udall is a solid progressive who would be an important voice for change in the upper chamber of Congress is elected. If you want to help ensure that we get more and better Udalls in the Senate this year, head over to Act Blue today and make your voice heard.

Tags: Draft Udall, New Mexico, NM-Sen, Senate 2008 (all tags)

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4 Comments

Nice piece Johnathon

I did get diaried yesterday but FPing it gives it more exposure.

by Student Guy 2008-05-16 01:20PM | 0 recs
Re: NM-Sen: Tom Udall Up 25 Points on Either GOP C

As I said over at my blog, things will probably tighten after the June 3 primary.

Remember, there are still four months after the primary for the GOP attack machine to turn on Tom Udall.

by fbihop 2008-05-16 01:24PM | 0 recs
Re: NM-Sen: Tom Udall Up 25 Points on Either GOP C

I don't really know New Mexico politics, but I'm curious: if it still stays a strong Udall victory (15%+ through the whole campaign), will he have strong coattails for the congressional races and even the presidency? I've heard people say that Mark Warner blowing out his opponent in Virginia could be enough to tilt some House seats and even help the presidential nominee win the state, but I don't know if Tom Udall has the same kind of standing in NM as Warner has in VA.

by Fitzy 2008-05-16 01:34PM | 0 recs
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Yeah, it is early, but it sure is sounding good to hear numbers like that coming out of NM, and as in your previous diary, in Kansas.
 This race and these two great candidates have energized Democrats like never before and hopefully, they'll still be energized and excited in the GE. If we have Dem turnout like what we've seen  in the primaries, McCain and the rest of the Republicans don't stand a chance in hell.
Over 35 million people have voted for one of the Democratic candidates, while only 19 million Republicans have voted in their primaries (because of course, their primary is over and not generating any excitement).
by skohayes 2008-05-16 01:43PM | 0 recs

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