New poll shows Obama on wane in New Mexico but still leading GOP contenders

New poll shows Obama on wane in New Mexico but still leading GOP contenders

A new Public Policy Polling survey shows that more New Mexicans disapprove of President Obama than before, but still favor him for re-election over all Republican contenders. The poll showed that 50 percent approve of the president and 44 percent disapprove, down from a 55/40 split measured by PPP last February.

President Barack Obama

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney does well against Obama, trailing him by a 49-42 margin. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty both trail by 15 points, while businessman Herman Cain is down by 16 points. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin trails by a 56-36 margin. Obama won the state in 2008 by 15 points against Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).

But the closest candidate in New Mexico is a longshot — Gary Johnson. The former two-term governor would only trail Obama by a statistically insignificant three points, at 46-43.

However, he remains at about one percent nationally in GOP primary polls, if he is even included.

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