NM-01: Poll: Dead Heat in Madrid-Wilson Race
by Patricia Madrid for Congress, Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 01:11:46 PM EDT
With less than 3 months to go before the November election, the latest district-wide survey of 400 likely voters in the district included a head-to-head ballot that shows the race statistically tied.
Lake Research Partners (D). 8/17-20. 400 likely voters. MoE: 4.9% (Jan. '06 Results)
The poll found that voters are dissatisfied with the job Wilson is doing in Congress and are looking for change. Just 47 percent of voters are positive about the job Wilson is doing and fully half (50 percent) are negative. Among independent voters, a 57 percent majority believe Wilson is doing either "just a fair job" or a "poor job."
President Bush, the poll also found, remains an albatross around Wilson's neck. Fully six in ten voters (60 percent) are unhappy with the job Bush is doing as President.
There's more good news for Patricia Madrid in this poll. For over a month, Heather Wilson's spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on malicious, Rovian attack ads. But the attacks aren't working! Patricia Madrid is still standing strong!
While there's good news for Patricia Madrid in this poll, Washington special interests are doing everything they can to stop her. Earlier this month, the Chamber of Commerce bought $100,000 worth of television ads touting Wilson's support for the Medicare Part D Disaster. And, just yesterday, another pro-Wilson special interest group with ties to the DeLay scandal began pouring $150,000 a week into television ads in New Mexico.
Cross posted at Daily Kos