Doña Ana County Commissioner Bill McCamley led former Lea County Commissioner Harry Teague by 21 points in their battle for the 2nd district Democratic nomination, according to the latest poll conducted for the McCamley campaign.
The Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research survey had McCamley leading Teague 43 percent to 22 percent. The poll of 403 likely Democratic primary voters was taken March 17-19 and had a margin of error of 4.9 points.
These poll results come on the heels of McCamley’s convincing victory at the March 14 state Democratic Party pre-primary nominating convention. In that contest, McCamley received the votes of 49 percent of voting convention delegates, compared with 36 percent for Teague and 13 percent for minister Al Kissling. Kissling, the 2006 Democratic nominee, has since dropped out of the race, meaning Teague and McCamley will go head to head in the June 3 primary.
Democrats and Republicans in Southern New Mexico are battling to replace Rep. Steve Pearce (R), who is vacating the 2nd district seat to run for Senate.
— David M. Drucker