Richard Berry holds a massive lead in the Albuquerque mayoral race according to a poll conducted by Research and Polling, Inc. for the Albuquerque Journal.
The poll shows that Berry has the support of 63 percent of likely voters, while Pete Dinelli trails at 18 percent and Paul Heh barely registers, with just 2 percent.
Perhaps most importantly for Berry, he looks on track to avoid a runoff. Albuquerque voters recently voted to change the threshold needed to avoid a runoff from 40 percent to 50 percent.
The poll was conducted from September 3 to 5.
Pollster Brian Sanderoff told the Journal that this was likely the “high-water mark” for Berry.
The poll also showed that Berry, a Republican, has more support among Democrats than Dinelli, a Democrat. The poll shows Berry leads among Democrats 41 percent to 34 percent. He has an amazing 88 percent to 1 percent lead over Dinelli among Republicans.
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