2022 Governor's Race

New Poll: MLG at 48% Approval Rating, 51% on COVID 

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Job Approval

A new poll from SurveyUSA shows Democrat incumbent Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham with a 48% approval rating, including 51% support on her handling of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The survey of 2,175 New Mexicans contains some good news and bad news for Republicans seeking to unseat the incumbent this November.

The good news is that the governor’s approval rating has fallen 2% points since July 2021, and the percentage of people who “strongly disapprove” has jumped 10 percentage points in less than a year. 

The bad news is that there’s still a majority of New Mexicans who appear to support the very policies that destroyed the state’s economy, forced vaccinations on certain workers, and muzzled children as a condition of attending school or playing sports.

Asked if they felt more or less safe as a result of the actions Grisham took during the pandemic, 39% said more, 22% said less, and 32% responded “no difference.”

As COVID cases are on another upward trajectory across the country, many predict that Democrats will lock down their states again and force vote-by-mail this November.

The poll was paid for by KOB4 news and was conducted between April 29 and May 07, 2022.


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  1. NM did quite well in leading the US in Covid deaths despite heavy handed mitigation efforts that clearly did little. But people in fear were convinced she managed well. Sadly, the real data on mitigation failures has been suppressed. People were kicked from platforms for stating the truth, yet the public doesn’t know that. She ranks among the worst in handling of Covid and added to the destruction of many small family businesses and personal wealth. But the public still believes she has done well.

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