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POLL: SurveyUSA Domenici Approval


Additional results from the most recent SurveyUSA automated survey (story; results) of 600 adults in New Mexico (conducted 9/14 through 9/16 for KOB-TV) finds:

  • 41% approve of the job Sen. Pete Domenici is doing as U.S. Senator; 54% disapprove.
  • "This is the lowest Domenici approval rating since SurveyUSA began tracking the senator's popularity in May 2005 and the first time his approval has sunk below 50 percent. His approval number has fallen from 68 percent last November and plunged 11 percent last month."

 

Comments
Andrew:

I attribute this fall in support for Domenici mainly to Alberto Gonzalez' resignation on August 27th. Gonzalez' resignation reminded voters of the seriousness of the US attorney firing scandal, in which Domenici was involved.

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Mario J. Del Curto:

Other polls nationwide indicate that the largest drop in Senator Domenici's popularity poll came shortly after his position reversal on comprehensive immigration reform early this year. His initial drop in November of last year came as a result of his position on the Iraq War, and not because of his support of immigration reform. You have to remember that he has always been a hardliner on illegal immigration, but his sudden shift to the right early this year on this issue hurt him tremendously.

You must also remember that over 50% of this state is Hispanic, or Latino (depending on your preference). Of that total, according to the Census Bureau, 50% are of direct Mexican decent. Thus, people of Mexican decent represent 25% of the State's population. If you factor in the agricutural, hospitality, restaurantuar, and other special interests that depend on Mexican labor, plus the sympathy factor, that percentage rises even more.

NUMBERS DO NOT LIE!

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