PTF Poll: President Biden’s Support Fading in New Mexico

PTF Poll: President Biden’s Support Fading in New Mexico

January 25, 2024

According to our new poll, after winning New Mexico by 10 points in 2020, President Joe Biden is now 16 points underwater. Conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, the poll is composed of a survey of 500 registered/likely voters in New Mexico. Support for Biden’s approval stands at a dismal 41-57, including a 63 percent disapproval among Hispanic voters.  New Mexico has the highest percentage of Hispanic voters in the country. 

As the nation’s second-largest oil producer, New Mexicans overwhelmingly (55 percent) believe oil and natural gas are the most important industries to the state. At the same time, 59 percent disapprove of forced electric vehicle mandates. Still, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has proposed phasing out combustible engines in favor of “zero emission” alternatives. 

“This poll proves what many outside of Washington, D.C. already know: the constant attack on America’s energy sources leads to higher costs and families know more green mandates aren’t the answer,” said Daniel Turner, Founder and Executive Director for Power The Future. “The people of New Mexico know their state receives billions from the oil and natural gas industry, and Joe Biden is doing all he can to stop it. Support for Joe Biden in this deep blue state has evaporated, and that should send shockwaves through the White House.”

Other key results from the poll include:

  • 59 percent oppose electric vehicle mandates forced by New Mexico’s Governor
  • 60 percent don’t want to buy an electric car
  • 67 percent, including 50 percent of Democrats, believe EV mandates will cost them more in the long run
  • 66 percent of the state opposes efforts to phase out oil and natural gas.

The entire poll results can be found here.