Poll: Martinez Leads Denish By Six Points

New Mexico – A new poll shows New Mexico's race for governor is a close one.

According to a copyright story in Sunday's Albuquerque Journal, Republican Susana Martinez had the support of 45 percent of those polled, while Democrat Diane Denish garnered the backing of 39 percent.

Some 16 percent of those questioned were undecided.

Research and Polling Inc. of Albuquerque conducted the poll Aug. 23-27, questioning 942 registered voters by telephone who say they plan to vote in the Nov. 2 election. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Research and Polling president Brian Sanderoff says erosion of the Democratic vote is a problem for Denish, who is New Mexico's lieutenant governor.

The candidates are vying to become New Mexico's first female governor.

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