Donald Trump has a five-point lead over Hillary Clinton in New Mexico and its five electoral votes, according to the 141 likely voters in the Reuters/Ipsos poll on September 17. In New Mexico, Trump is supported by 43 percent of likely voters compared to 38 percent for Clinton. The poll was conducted between Aug. 26 and Sept. 15.
Reuters thereby moved New Mexico into the Trump column with a “Low Confidence” in its “States of the Nation” webpage that tracks the state polls along with Electoral College votes. In the Morning Consult, Trump was virtually tied with Clinton: 35 percent to 36 percent, respectively. In that poll, which was released on September 8. Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, a Libertarian, got14 percent, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein got 3 percent.
In 2012, President Barack Obama won New Mexico with 53 percent of the vote. Republican candidate Mitt Romney got 43 percent of the vote, while Johnson received 4 percent. Obama also won the state in 2008. However, New Mexico voted for President George W. Bush in 2004 but went for Vice President Albert Gore Jr. in 2000.
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