The new Rasmussen poll shows Republican Susana Martinez leading Democrat Diane Denish by five percentage points, 48 percent - 43 percent.
When "leaners" -- people who say they haven't made up their mind but are leaning toward one of the candidates -- are counted, Martinez's lead goes up -- 51 percent to 44 percent.
The poll can be found HERE.
The major good news for Denish here: "This race still remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard." The margin of error in the poll is four percent.
According to the poll, Martinez is winning 2-1 among independent voters.
One of Denish's problems is that only 76 percent of Democrats say they are for her.
Despite a bitter GOP primary battle, Martinez is winning 87 percent of the Republican vote.
Rasmussen interviewed 750 "likely voters" in New Mexico on August 24.