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Susana still enjoying high approval ratings

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STILL AT 60% OR MORE: Another poll has come out showing Gov. Susana Martinez with high approval ratings. Photo courtesy of the Governor's Office.

STILL AT 60% OR MORE: Another poll has come out showing Gov. Susana Martinez with high approval ratings. Photo courtesy of the Governor’s Office.

Gov. Susana Martinez seems to have kept her approval-ratings winning streak intact.

In a poll released by KOB-TV in conjunction with the polling outfit Survey USA, 66 percent of New Mexicans are happy with the job she is doing.

For nearly a year and a half, the Republican governor — the first Hispanic female governor of any party in the U.S. — has finished with approval ratings above the 60 percent mark in a series of different polls.

In the KOB/Survey USA poll released Monday (May 20), 62 percent of men and 70 percent of women gave Martinez favorable marks and 64 percent of independent voters and even 44 percent of Democrats surveyed are pleased with her job performance.

Martinez will run for a second term in November of 2014. So far, the only Democrats to announce that they’ll run against Martinez are Attorney General Gary King and state Sen. Linda Lopez. State Sen. Tim Keller has said he’s considering running for governor or state auditor. Keller recently told New Mexico Watchdog he’ll make a decision at the end of this month.

KOB/Survey USA also released a poll on the upcoming mayoral race in Albuquerque.

Mayor Richard Berry received 59 percent, compared to 17 percent for Pete Dinelli and and 9 percent for Paul Heh with 15 percent undecided.

The mayoral election will be held this coming October.

Here’s the KOB-TV story on the poll numbers for the mayor’s race:


Since 2010, Rob Nikolewski has covered New Mexico politics and investigated fraud, waste and abuse in government. He also writes an opinion column in the Sunday editions of the Santa Fe New Mexican. Rob joined New Mexico Watchdog after 20 years in television as a sports anchor and reporter. He anchored at MSNBC, New York City, Boston, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Reno and Boise, winning three regional Emmy awards along the way. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, a master's in public administration from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Trinity University in San Antonio.


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