A new poll taken 100 days before November’s general election says Republican challenger Allen Weh is closing the gap with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall in New Mexico’s Senate race, although another recent poll says Udall has a comfortable lead.
The poll conducted by CBS News and the New York Times Sunday showed Udall had a 7 percentage point lead over Weh. The poll has a margin of error of 3.6 percent.
However, a poll conducted July 21 and 22 by Rasmussen Reports indicates Udall had a 22-point lead over Weh. That poll has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.
Weh said Tuesday the CBS News/New York Times is encouraging.
“We’re not saying this is the final poll because it’s not, but it’s one of several that we’ve seen that all put this race within single digits,” Weh said. “We do believe this is going to be a tight race.”
The online poll of 930 persons conducted by YouGov for CBS News and the New York Times asked: “If the election for U.S. Senator from New Mexico were being held Login to read more