The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Oh, Those Always-Reassuring Internal Polls...


Spot the result pitting New Mexico gubernatorial candidates Suzana Martinez (the Republican) and Diane Denish (the Democrat) that is a poll from a Democratic firm:


Martinez by 11.

Martinez by 6. 

Martinez by 5.

My skepticism of a partisan firm’s poll is directly proportional to how badly their preferred campaign needs the good news it brings.

The poll showing a tie comes from Democratic firm Third Eye Strategies. With that name, I figured they were located somewhere near the radioactive Trinity test site in New Mexico, but they’re a Virginia firm.

Tags: Diane Denish , Susana Martinez


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