Following the release of Michelle Lujan Grisham’s poll that showed her tied with Eric Griego, the other two campaigns in the Democratic primary for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District have provided New Mexico Telegram with their own polls that show different results.
The Chavez poll shows a virtual dead heat between the three candidates, while Griego’s numbers show him ahead of both of his opponents.
A Chavez campaign source passes along these numbers from their own internal poll, which shows Chavez at 26 percnet, Lujan Grisham at 25 percent and Griego at 24 percent with 25 percent undecided.
The poll was conducted this weekend and was an automated poll of over 1900 respondents.
The Griego campaign has its own numbers from a May 15-16 poll conducted by GBA Strategies. The poll questioned 400 likely Democratic Voters. Update:<>b>
The polling memo is now embedded below. Post continues as written.
30% Lujan Grisham
The Griego numbers NM Telegram received also include the results from an older poll. The February 28-March 1 poll showed Chavez at 37 percent, Griego at 30 percent and Lujan Grisham at 24 percent.
This echoes the Lujan Grisham polling numbers, which showed Chavez falling while Griego and Lujan Grisham surged. However, the Griego numbers, which are a little older than those of Lujan Grisham, show his growth in the polls larger than that of Lujan Grisham.
“Eric Griego is leading the field and has the momentum as we enter the final stretch of the race for New Mexico’s 1st district because New Mexicans support his unwavering commitment to protect Social Security and Medicare, hold Wall Street bankers accountable, and fight for core Democratic values,” Griego campaign manager Ed Yoon said in a statement.
As NM Telegram said in the post about Lujan Grisham’s polling, all internal polling must be taken with a grain of salt. Campaigns will not release numbers that are unfavorable to their campaign for obvious reasons
No matter which numbers you see, it is clear that the three-way race is still close. With only two weeks up until election day, targeting the increasingly dwindling universe of undecided voters will become even more important to the campaigns.
There still has been no independent, public polling released in the Democratic primary.