NM-Gov: Albuquerque Journal Poll Has Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) Beating Steve Pearce (R) 50-43

Some good news this weekend out of New Mexico:

Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham has a solid lead over Republican Steve Pearce in a high-profile New Mexico gubernatorial race that has already seen millions of dollars spent by both candidates, a new Journal Poll found.

Fifty percent of proven, likely voters surveyed last week said they would vote for Lujan Grisham, while 43 percent said they would vote for Pearce. The remaining voters surveyed would not say which candidate they planned to vote for or were undecided.

“It’s still a competitive race, but when a candidate is at 50 percent, it means that her opponent is going to have to pick up all the remaining undecided voters and also peel away some supporters in order to win,” said Brian Sanderoff, president of Albuquerque-based Research & Polling Inc., which conducted the poll.

This year’s race for governor is wide open because incumbent Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican, is barred from seeking a third consecutive term in office. She will step down at the end of the year.

Both Lujan Grisham and Pearce are members of the U.S. House who are forgoing re-election bids to run for governor. It’s believed to be the first time two sitting members of Congress have faced off for New Mexico governor in a general election.

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