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NM: 51% Martinez, 44% Denish (Rasmussen 8/24)

Topics: New Mexico , poll

Rasmussen
8/24/10; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(Rasmussen release)

New Mexico

2010 Governor
51% Martinez (R), 44% Denish (D) (chart)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Susana Martinez: 55 / 40
Diane Denish: 53 / 42

Job Approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 57 / 43
Gov. Richardson: 40 / 57

 

Comments
Cederico:

I remember when Bill Richardson was untouchable in NM. Wow have things changed. Denish is being dragged down by his ethical baggage.

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Field Marshal:

I'm surprised the republicans elected a hispanic nominee given how racist, bigoted, and anti-semitic they are against anyone who is not an elderly white male of protestant faith.

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lat:

After I read the article in Politico this morning I am now relishing the thought of The GOP taking back the house! With Johnny Bonehead as speaker and the nut job comittees promising to investigate Obama I cannot wait. Is The GOP really this dumb? We all so how well this worked with Bill Clinton, but I guess they say history is bound to repeat itself. LBJ type landslide coming for Obama in 2012.

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Mike E:

"LBJ type landslide coming for Obama in 2012."

TBS, very funny.

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Mike E:

lat, the extremist, radical policies of Obama are causing serious structural damage to the dems. They risk becoming a permanent minority party. Obama will be gone in a landslide in 12.

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lat:

Mike,

How much are you willing to bet on it. A blind person can see it a mile away. The economy will get better, the GOP will overreach once they take back the house (I can only hope that Johnny Bonehead pulls a Gingrich and threatnes to shut the government down), and Obama will have an enemy to fight against and he will win that fight just like Clinton did. This is going to be fun! Landslide coming in 2012 for Obama...

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Rockym92:

I thought Denish would win this fairly comfortably a few months ago. It's now looking more like a tossup and would like to see Martinez pull it out in the end.

If the GOP are really winning races like these by 5+, then with a little luck they could end up gaining 8,9 or 10 governorships. A good prize in a redistricting year. To pull this off they'll need to win states like MD, MA, ME, and OR from the dems and keep a state or two like VT, MN and CA. All of these are certainly within reach for the GOP.

If they win the majority of those, it is going to be a complete nightmare for the Dems which in my opinion would eclipse the likely huge losses they are going to take in both houses.

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Field Marshal:

but I guess they say history is bound to repeat itself.

Actually it is because if you remember clearly instead of through far-left colored glasses, the left did the EXACT same thing in 2007 after they regained control of the house. Pelosi and Co. and the far-left kooks had numerous investigations into Bush, the wars, etc.

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Bob in SJ:

All things considered, not too bad.

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lat:

FM,

What investigations do you speak of?

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Field Marshal:

She called for investigations into Bush for war crimes, exactly what melvin wants. She called for investigations into the CIA and their use of torture (remember how she lied that they lied to her?). She called for investigations into FISA and wire-tapping. She called for investigations into the intelligence in the lead up to the Iraq war.

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VermontWisdom:

Well Dems might as pack it in. According to Raz they'll lose every governors race and every Senate seat. I just love getting flooded with these Raz polls. It is a surreal experience.

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Field Marshal:

But, in the end, most of the GOP nominees calling for investigations are just attempting to excite their base similar to what Pelosi was doing in 2006. Luckily, as i said, Obama and her let cooler heads prevail and toned it way down once Obama was elected. I suspect most of the same thing if the GOP regains control.

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VermontWisdom:

FM what are the chances we have impeachment hearings if the Republicans take control of the House? Pelosi held off several Dems from trying to impeach Bush. I seriously doubt that Boehner will have any clout with the red meat tea party Representatives. In fact I think that even if the Republicans take over the House there is a good chance that it won't be Speaker Boehner come January.

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Mike E:

"She called for investigations into Bush for war crimes, exactly what melvin wants. She called for investigations into the CIA and their use of torture (remember how she lied that they lied to her?). She called for investigations into FISA and wire-tapping. She called for investigations into the intelligence in the lead up to the Iraq war."

Yuck, what a skanky, racist cow.

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Field Marshal:

FM what are the chances we have impeachment hearings if the Republicans take control of the House?

Zero.

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Farleftandproud:

Well if the GOP does take back the house and /or the senate, Obama will be able to show leadership and get them to put their money where their mouth is. If they can't be bipartisan on issues like fair tax cuts to the middle class, a modest energy bill, stop their war on science, Obama will look like the adult, the tea baggers will look like the juvenile bullies they are.

Trust me, when the GOP takes over governors seats nationwide, you see them stir up opposition from union people and other groups. Just like the tea party stood up to Obama care, we'll also stand up and fight.

I am not saying that all GOP governors are bad and all Democratic ones are good, but when this country goes to extremes, it is never good for the country. The Reagan/Tip O'neill relationship were some great years for our country. Of course it took someone with a vision like Obama to pass tough laws against the financial fat cats, and health care reform. That takes guts, and the American reaction to change is sometimes to fight it.

If Obama continues to fight the big insurance when they raise premiums and stand up against the people who don't want to extend unemployment benefits or invest in the economy to create jobs in a stimulus, many of the naysayers will take notice.

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Farleftandproud:

Wanting to impeach this current administration after the atrocities and high crimes of the previous adminstration would be like the International community trying Churchill for war crimes, and letting the NAZI SS go free.

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Field Marshal:

stop their war on science

War on science? Too funny. Where do you pick up this stuff FLAP?

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RocketScientist:

This is my first post. I don't usually waste my time writing on blogs and forums about politics but frequent sites like this for polling and other great data. However, some of the postings on this and other poll threads are truly ridiculous. I'm wondering if they are made in jest?

First off, Farleftandproud is just pulling everyone's legs when he writes things like "Wanting to impeach this current administration after the atrocities and high crimes of the previous adminstration would be like the International community trying Churchill for war crimes, and letting the NAZI SS go free." Or how about "If Obama continues to fight the big insurance when they raise premiums and stand up against the people who don't want to extend unemployment benefits or invest in the economy to create jobs in a stimulus, many of the naysayers will take notice."

If he's not being facetious, it's truly a shame. I didn't really think people were such simpletons.

Melvin is another curious poster. What on Earth is he trying to say or accomplish? Truly a fascinating case study of human psychology.

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seg:

RocketScientist:
Please do not attack Melvin or FarLeft. They are doing the best they can. Both have progressed over time, so please just be patient and tolerant.

Besides, personal attacks simply invite retaliatory personal attacks, which quickly gets pretty boring. As devout Christians say, "[attack] the sin, not the sinner."

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Aaron_in_TX:

"Truly a fascinating case study of human psychology."

Take five minutes to read the comments on any yahoo news article and you'll grow to appreciate Melvin and FarLeft very much.

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