Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Martinez Leading Big in Two Polls

Susana Martinez has big leads in the Republican gubernatorial primary according to a pair of statewide polls released Wednesday.

KOB TV just released a poll showing Martinez leading Allen Weh by 10 percent. The other three candidates were all in single digits.

The poll was by SurveyUSA, which does automated phone call interviews. The firm interviewed 464 likely Republican voters.

This poll basically confirms the poll commissioned by Albuquerque blogger Joe Monahan, which was published early Wednesday. Monahan's poll showed Martinez ahead of Weh by 11 points.

Monahan wrote:

Martinez out polls Allen Weh 41 percent to 30. Doug Turner places third with 9 followed by Pete Domenici Jr. at 8 percent and Janice Arnold-Jones with 4. Undecided is at 8 percent. ...

We surveyed 771 likely primary voters by automatic phone calls with Dialing Services LLC of Roswell, making for a low margin of error of 3.53%. The results were scaled to reflect the demographic and geographic make-up of the state.

UPDATE: KOB later reported that their poll shows Martinez pulling ahead of Democrat Diane Denish.

The results show Martinez ahead of Denish by 6 points, 49% to 43%. Denish beats each of the other Republican candidates in this portion of the poll, which has a margin of error of 2.7%.

The polling interviews were conducted from Sunday, May 23 to Wednesday, May 25.

Survey USA interviewed 1,405 likely to vote Democrats, Republicans, and Independents across the state in a potential match up of Martinez and Denish, who is running unopposed in her party's primary.

The poll has a margin of error of 4.6 percent