NM GOP claim that President Trump can win New Mexico in 2020 falls flat in the face of new data
Just days after New Mexico GOP Chairman Steve Pearce claimed that President Trump is “in the chase” to flip New Mexico, a new Morning Consult poll shows that President Trump’s net approval rating in New Mexico has fallen by 30 points since January 2017. The president now has a -13 net approval rating in our state, the largest drop among all of the battleground states that were surveyed.
This data backs up the initial impression of Lonna Atkeson, director of the University of New Mexico’s Center for the Study of Voting, Elections, and Democracy, who called Chairman Pearce’s claim “a pipe dream.”
Democratic Party of New Mexico Chair Marg Elliston released the following statement in response to Chairman Pearce’s claims and recent polling:
“The GOP is desperately trying to find a path to President Trump’s reelection, but the reality is that New Mexicans don’t support the hateful policies that have defined this presidency. While President Trump has given tax breaks to billionaires and tried to strip away people’s health care, Democrats in New Mexico are making real progress for working people. That contrast is why New Mexicans are more energized than ever about putting a Democrat in the White House in 2020.”