As New Mexico celebrates its 108th anniversary of statehood, a new Emerson College Poll finds New Mexico Democratic primary voters split between Senator Bernie Sanders at 28% and former V.P. Joe Biden at 27%.
The data was collected January 3-6. Sanders dominates with younger voters, taking 44% of the vote from those 18-29, and 36% from those 30-49. His numbers drop among those 50-64, taking 22% of that vote, and bottoms out with those over 65 at 7%. In an inverse relationship, Biden takes 17% of the vote from those under 50, and 37% of the vote with those over 50.
46% of those without a high school degree support Sanders, while 13% of with a postgraduate degree support him. Regionally, Biden takes 34% of the vote from the 2nd and 3rd congressional districts, in comparison to the 1st district, Sanders’s popularity is concentrated, taken 38% of the vote.