WASHINGTON – When New Mexico Republican voters were asked which of the two Democratic presidential candidates they viewed more favorably, more than half of the respondents in a Journal Poll – without prompting from the person conducting the survey – said they didn’t view either Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton favorably.
That said, Sanders easily outdistanced Clinton among those who viewed one of the Democratic contenders favorably.
Thirty-four percent of New Mexico Republicans polled Feb. 16-18 said they viewed Sanders more favorably than Clinton, while 9 percent said they had a more favorable view of Clinton.
A Journal Poll published Sunday showed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with a one-point lead over New York billionaire Donald Trump among New Mexico Republicans who are likely to vote in the state’s June 7 primary election. Cruz had 25 percent of support among New Mexico Republicans while Trump had 24 percent. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio finished third in the Journal Poll of likely Republican voters in New Mexico with 19 percent of support.