Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #20534
 
5 Months till Albuquerque Mayor Election, Richard Berry with Commanding Lead Over Two Opponents:

In an election for mayor of Albuquerque today, 05/17/13, Richard Berry defeats Pete Dinelli by more than 3:1, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for KOB-TV. Paul Heh finishes further back. 15% are undecided.

Berry runs strong among all groups within the city, but particularly among whites, where he leads by almost 6:1, and among Republicans, where he leads by 11:1. Dinelli has a foothold among seniors, among liberals and in Southeast Albuquerque.

Albuquerque's economy is first on the mind of the city's likely voters, as they return a ballot: 44% name the economy as their most important issue, followed far back by crime at 18% and police integrity at 17%.

Residents have confidence in the city's police department. 63% of adults have either total or some confidence in the department, compared to 36% who have not very much confidence or no confidence. The number of adults with "total" confidence is almost twice as large as the group with "no" confidence. Those in the Southwest quadrant give police the lowest marks.

Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this survey. SurveyUSA interviewed 875 adults from the city of Albuquerque 05/14/13 through 05/17/13. Of the adults, 749 were registered to vote. Of the registered, 501 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 10/08/13 election. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (90% of likely voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (10% of likely voters) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.

 
1If the election for Albuquerque mayor were today, who would you vote for? (candidate names rotated) Richard Berry? Pete Dinelli? Or Paul Heh?
501 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanTop IssueConfidence in PoliceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeQuadrant
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherCell PhoLandlineCrimePolice ICity EcoCity SerTotalSomewhatNot VeryNoneRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNortheasSoutheasSouthwesNorthwes
Richard Berry59%66%51%50%60%58%68%55%62%61%**54%**29%62%66%41%62%67%68%70%41%34%75%49%45%78%54%34%63%60%55%59%50%64%65%45%41%57%
Pete Dinelli17%17%17%15%13%21%21%14%21%11%**25%**13%18%11%29%15%9%19%10%25%25%7%26%18%9%19%30%21%17%17%17%22%14%13%33%26%16%
Paul Heh9%8%11%24%6%4%3%15%3%12%**7%**32%6%5%17%11%5%6%9%6%22%11%7%11%7%12%10%3%5%14%11%8%10%9%3%16%10%
Undecided15%9%21%11%22%17%8%16%13%16%**14%**26%14%18%12%12%19%7%12%27%19%7%18%26%6%14%26%13%18%14%13%20%11%13%19%17%17%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%51%49%25%25%30%20%50%50%53%2%42%4%10%90%18%17%44%12%23%42%22%13%36%46%17%37%36%22%11%35%54%25%38%38%57%10%12%20%
 
 
2Which of these issues will be most important in determining how you will vote in the election for mayor? (issues rotated) Crime? The integrity of the Albuquerque police department? The city economy? City services? Or something else?
501 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanTop IssueConfidence in PoliceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeQuadrant
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherCell PhoLandlineCrimePolice ICity EcoCity SerTotalSomewhatNot VeryNoneRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNortheasSoutheasSouthwesNorthwes
Crime18%16%20%12%15%19%25%14%22%17%**19%**10%19%100%0%0%0%23%21%13%3%17%16%17%18%15%16%16%17%16%14%20%14%18%15%9%23%
Police Integrity17%14%19%17%15%17%17%16%17%16%**19%**12%17%0%100%0%0%11%7%20%54%7%21%25%10%20%25%25%18%15%26%13%14%14%16%23%19%
City Economy44%49%38%57%48%35%33%53%34%42%**45%**66%41%0%0%100%0%39%48%44%35%53%39%37%49%44%39%45%48%42%48%40%47%46%32%58%36%
City Services12%12%11%4%12%14%16%8%15%12%**9%**11%12%0%0%0%100%13%11%15%5%9%16%6%8%11%18%5%6%16%6%11%16%12%16%10%10%
Something Else9%8%10%9%8%11%7%9%9%11%**6%**0%10%0%0%0%0%10%11%8%3%11%6%14%14%8%2%5%9%10%4%13%9%9%18%0%9%
Not Sure2%1%2%0%1%3%2%0%3%2%**2%**0%2%0%0%0%0%4%1%0%0%1%2%2%2%2%0%5%1%1%1%3%0%1%2%0%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%51%49%25%25%30%20%50%50%53%2%42%4%10%90%18%17%44%12%23%42%22%13%36%46%17%37%36%22%11%35%54%25%38%38%57%10%12%20%
 
 
3How much confidence do you have in the integrity of the Albuquerque police department? Total confidence? Are you somewhat confident? Not very confident? Or do you not have any confidence in the integrity of the Albuquerque police department?
875 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanTop IssueConfidence in PoliceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeQuadrant
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherCell PhoLandlineCrimePolice ICity EcoCity SerTotalSomewhatNot VeryNoneRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNortheasSoutheasSouthwesNorthwes
Total21%20%22%15%20%22%31%18%25%21%**19%**16%22%30%15%21%25%100%0%0%0%22%19%26%27%21%13%23%18%22%21%17%23%22%23%15%21%
Somewhat42%44%41%41%38%45%48%40%46%45%**40%**36%43%51%18%47%40%0%100%0%0%51%38%36%43%40%40%44%39%43%36%48%42%45%46%29%43%
Not Very24%21%27%25%30%23%16%27%20%22%**27%**38%22%16%26%22%28%0%0%100%0%18%33%18%20%27%29%19%28%23%23%26%24%21%21%31%28%
Do Not Have Any Confidence12%15%10%19%11%9%5%16%8%12%**13%**10%13%2%41%10%6%0%0%0%100%8%10%20%10%12%18%13%15%10%19%8%10%12%10%25%8%
Not Sure0%1%0%0%0%1%1%0%1%0%**0%**0%0%0%0%0%1%0%0%0%0%1%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%0%0%1%1%0%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%34%24%26%16%58%42%52%2%43%4%14%86%18%17%44%12%21%42%24%12%31%44%22%32%39%22%18%39%44%35%33%31%49%13%13%24%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.