New Mexico

November 04, 2012, 4:30 PM GMT+0

Democratic President Barack Obama holds a 6-point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in New Mexico, 49% Obama to 43% Romney, in a YouGov poll of 650 likely voters statewide.

In New Mexico (Oct 31-Nov 3):

Independents give Obama an 11-point lead, 48% for Obama and 37% for Romney.

Obama leads in Santa Fe/Central NM, Albuquerque Area and the West (55%-37%, 51%-40%, and 53%-41% respectively), while Romney has a strong lead in the Little Texas / East area (59%-36%).

Net Change in Voter Intention (Likely Voters)

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Democratic candidate Martin Heinrich holds a 50%-43% lead over Republican Senate candidate Heather Wilson in the race to succeed Democratic Senator Jeff Bingaman, who is stepping down.

The poll was conducted online October 31-November 3, 2012.

Sampling method: Respondents were selected using sample matching. A random sample (stratified by age, gender, race, education, and region) was selected from the 2010 American Community Survey. Voter registration, turnout, religion, news interest, minor party identification, and non-placement on an ideology scale, were imputed from the Registration and Voting Supplements of the 2008 and 2010 Current Population Surveys and the Pew Religion in American Life Survey. Matching respondents were selected from the YouGov panel, an opt-in Internet panel.

Some respondents were initially selected on September 7-14 from YouGov¹s panel, then recontacted on October 4-11 and again on October 31-November 3. Others were selected for the first time on October 31-November 3.

Weighting: The sample was weighted using propensity scores based on age, gender, race, education, news interest, and non-placement on an ideology scale.

Number of respondents: 987 likely voters. Margin of error ±3.4% (adjusted for weighting).

Click here for September 7-14 results (registered voters).

Click here for October 31-November 3 results (likely voters).