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.