Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14361
New Mexico's Critical 5 Electoral Votes Start to Turn Blue: In an election for President of the United States in New Mexico today, 09/17/08, Democrat Barack Obama defeats Republican John McCain by 8 points, according to this SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KOB-TV in Albuquerque. Today, it's Obama 52%, McCain 44%.

McCain leads by 11 among whites; Obama leads by 41 among Hispanics. Obama leads by 12 among voters younger than Obama. McCain leads by 10 among voters older than McCain. Half of voters say the economy is most important. Among those voters, Obama leads 3:2. Obama leads among the more educated. McCain leads among the less educated. Obama leads among the less affluent. McCain leads among the more affluent.

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 has 5 Electoral College votes. George W. Bush carried New Mexico by 5,988 votes in 2004; Al Gore carried New Mexico by 366 votes in 2000.
If the election for President were today, would you vote for ... (choices rotated) Republican John McCain? Or, Democrat Barack Obama?
671 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+AgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionChange Your MindTop Issue For Next PresidentIncomeRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.9 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+< Obama> McCain> In BetHispanicBlackWhiteNative AAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiCould ChMind MadEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisSocial SEducatioImmigrat< $50K> $50KBernalilRest of
McCain (R)44%44%45%40%45%43%49%43%45%43%53%44%28%**54%****82%17%42%78%35%10%42%47%55%39%32%66%28%45%45%40%**21%26%87%**49%78%39%50%40%47%
Obama (D)52%54%51%58%52%53%47%54%51%55%43%52%69%**43%****16%80%51%20%61%89%55%50%42%58%64%31%69%40%54%58%**76%72%12%**51%18%59%47%55%51%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%16%31%30%22%48%52%41%10%49%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.