Making a surprise campaign stop in New Mexico just nine days before Election Day, Donald Trump held a Sunday evening campaign rally in Albuquerque that sent a political charge through a state that has voted Democratic in recent presidential contests.
“In nine days, we are going to win this state, and we are going to take back the White House,” Trump told a boisterous crowd of roughly 4,000. “I’m going to tell you a little secret. … We’re tied in New Mexico.”
While most polls conducted in the run-up to the Nov. 8 election have shown Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with a lead in New Mexico, Trump’s campaign has maintained that its internal polls show a “dead heat” in the state.