According to the poll, Heinrich had 46 percent.of the vote while Wilson had 41 percent. The poll of 500 likely voters was conducted conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, a Republican company Sept. 12-13.
Says the campaign:
Heather Wilson continues her comeback in the New Mexico Senate race with a new poll showing her within striking distance of Congressman Martin Heinrich. This represents a significant change from just a few weeks ago when polls showed Wilson down by double digits, and political bloggers all but declared her chances of winning dead.
Wilson, who has a long history of come-from-behind victories, has been steadily climbing her way back in the last few weeks. Wilson trailed Heinrich by 10 points in mid-August, according to internal polls. However, just last week, an Albuquerque Journal poll showed Wilson down by 7. And now, just one week later, a new poll by Public Opinion Strategies shows Wilson down by just 5 points, barely outside the poll's 4.38% margin of error.
That's one way of looking at it. But the Heinrich campaign was quick to point to this item in the National Journal:
"Not a good sign for your campaign: Releasing an internal poll showing you down five points.
"In a sign of how far Heather Wilson's prospects have fallen in the New Mexico Senate race, the Republican nominee's campaign did just that on Monday -- and touted the results as a `comeback.' ...
"While the race was once considered likely to be close, more recent polls have showed Heinrich pulling away -- and the National Republican Senatorial Committee has pulled its advertising from the state, indicating that the GOP no longer considers it a good pick-up prospect."
UPDATE: 4:02 p.m. I had incorrect numbers in the first version of this post. They have been corrected.