Poll: Lujan Grisham gets high marks for handling of outbreak - Albuquerque Journal

Poll: Lujan Grisham gets high marks for handling of outbreak

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham gives an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in the state during a news conference held in the State Capitol in Santa Fe on April 15. (Eddie Moore/Journal)

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is getting high marks for her handling of the coronavirus outbreak, a new poll has found.

Sixty-two percent of New Mexico voters surveyed recently by Public Policy Polling approved of the governor’s handling of the pandemic, while just 26% disapproved.

In contrast, the poll found just 40% of state voters surveyed approve of the job President Donald Trump is doing in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, while 55% expressed disapproval.

Among other steps, Lujan Grisham’s administration has ordered the closure of all businesses not deemed essential and issued a ban on large public gatherings in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.

The state also has among the nation’s highest per capita testing capacity for COVID-19 and recently expanded testing to include some essential workers — including grocery store employees.

The poll was conducted by Public Policy Polling for The Majority Institute, a Democratic-leaning organization.

Public Policy Polling is a North Carolina-based firm that received a “B” rating from Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog.

The firm surveyed 1,009 New Mexico voters on April 20 and 21, with half the surveys conducted by calls to landlines and the other half done via text messages to cell phones.


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