Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14361
Udall Has 15-Point Lead in NM Race for US Senate: In an election for United States Senate in New Mexico today, 09/17/08, Democrat Tom Udall defeats Republican Steve Pearce 56% to 41%, according to this latest exclusive KOB-TV poll conducted by SurveyUSA.

Udall, who represents New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District in the United States House, takes a majority of votes among men and women, young and old. Among Hispanic voters, Udall leads by 35 points. Among whites, Udall and Pearce tie. Pearce, who represents New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District, keeps 77% of Republican votes. Udall keeps 81% of Democratic votes; independents break 2:1 for Udall.

Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 900 New Mexico adults 09/14/08 through 09/16/08. Of them, 802 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 671 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely voters in the 11/04/08 general election.
New Mexico will also elect a United States Senator. If the election for United States Senator were today, would you vote for ... (choices rotated) Republican Steve Pearce? Or Democrat Tom Udall?
671 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionChange Your MindTop Issue For Next PresidentIncomeRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.8 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+HispanicBlackWhiteNative AAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiCould ChMind MadEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisSocial SEducatioImmigrat< $50K> $50KBernalilRest of
Steve Pearce (R)41%45%37%39%44%38%43%42%40%30%**48%****77%16%32%74%31%10%39%43%51%38%27%62%25%36%42%36%**23%26%82%**41%71%37%45%38%43%
Tom Udall (D)56%53%58%56%52%60%55%53%58%65%**49%****21%81%59%24%65%87%58%53%46%59%68%35%72%57%55%62%**76%72%16%**57%27%61%52%57%55%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%16%31%30%22%48%52%31%1%60%4%4%37%48%13%32%38%17%53%47%47%28%25%43%54%12%86%49%5%8%9%9%5%5%7%42%58%35%65%
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.