Poll Shows Tight Senate Race In New Mexico

A new Rasmussen survey shows the U.S. Senate race in New Mexico could shape up to be one of the tightest contests of the year.  Former Congresswoman Heather Wilson (R) is running neck-and-neck against each of her most likely Democratic foes.

In the matchup between Wilson and state auditor Hector Balderas, both claim the support of 44 percent of respondents. Wilson is edged by U.S. House Rep. Martin Heinrich 45 percent to 43 percent in the poll’s other matchup. The seat is being vacated by incumbent Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D),  


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