In reporting on corruption in New Mexico, so many of us look on the bad side. Same with polls. People get so negative.
So with this new Common Cause New Mexico poll, conducted by Research & Polling of Albuquerque, I'm not going to concentrate on all the negative perceptions. I'm going to see the glass as half full. Or, in this case, five percent full.
Five percent believe corruption is not a problem here. (Only 79 percent think it's a serious, or somewhat serious problem.)
Four percent say the influence of big money on politicians is not a problem. (Only 80 percent say it's a serious, or somewhat serious problem.)
Four percent think the impact of money on elections is no problem at all. (Only 77 percent believe it's a serious, or somewhat serious problem.)
One question the poll doesn't answer: Who are these people who say all this isn't a serious problem?
The poll is below:
Update 1:20 pm I just fixed a dropped word in one of the paragraphs above. It was an important one: "not." Thanks reader Mona for alerting me.