New Mexico Senate Race: Sunny Skies for Democrat Udall

Posted May 16, 2008 at 9:26am

If the sentiment of New Mexico voters today holds up until November, the Democratic party may pick up another Senate seat.

In a SurveyUSA poll of likely New Mexican voters, Democrat Tom Udall would easily defeat either Republican running for the seat, Heather Wilson (61-35 percent) or Steven Pearce (60-36 percent). The margin of error was +/- 2.3 percent.

Wilson and Pearce are in a tight race for the Republican nomination, which is currently held by retiring Sen. Pete V. Domenici. The poll shows them almost tied, with Pearce having the slight edge over Wilson (49-46 percent). The primary is June 3.

The margin of error on the Republican-only poll was +/- 4.8 percent. The poll was conducted May 12-14.

Udall, Wilson and Pearce gave up their House seats to run for the Senate.