Poll in NM-1 (a must-win race) shows toss-up
by hilltopper, Tue Feb 07, 2006 at 12:25:16 PM EST
Democratic challenger, state Attorney General Patsy Madrid, has released a poll taken by Dem polling outfit Lake Research Partners, conducted January 25-29. It gives incumbent Republican Heather Wilson a lead of 44% to 43% with 13% undecided. (400 calls MOE + -4.9%). Those surveyed gave Madrid a 62% positive job rating as AG and gave Wilson a 52% positive job approval rating. http://www.madridforcongress.com/node/51 3 Madrid's site has a link to the poll that would not work for me. There is some discussion here http://joemonahansnewmexico.blogspot.com / as well.
This is a top-tier race that we must win to take back the house. Nearly every opinion I have read calls this one a toss-up and this poll, along with the fundraising totals, confirms it. Madrid joined the race in October and raised $432,000 in the 4th quarter, slightly more than Wilson. Wilson has over $1 million cash on hand, however. I have to think that Bill Richardson being on the ticket for re-election will assist Madrid as well.