Trump and Clinton Statistically Tied in New Mexico

Bobblehead dolls of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are at Philadelphia International Airport, October 20, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are statistically tied in the traditionally blue state of New Mexico, with Trump having closed the gap by seven points in the past three weeks to within the margin of error.

In a poll conducted earlier this week by ZiaPoll of 1,102 likely voters, Hillary Clinton is leading the Republican nominee by 46 percent to Trump’s 43 percent, whilst Libertarian Gary Johnson’s support has fallen to seven percent and the Green Party’s Jill Stein to just one percent.

The tightening of the race follows an increased effort from the Trump campaign to target the state. Trump held a rally in the state on Sunday in order to energise supporters, whilst his running mate Mike Pence campaigned in the state on Wednesday for the second time in a month.

“This movement is coming together, New Mexico is coming together, and we’re going to make Donald Trump the next president of the United States of America,” Pence said on Wednesday.

Part of the rise in support for Trump can be attributed to a collapse in support for Libertarian Gary Johnson, the survey also claims.

The last time New Mexico voted for a Republican president was in 2004 for George. W. Bush, with the state opting for Obama in both 2008 and 2012. In 2012, the state voted for Obama by a 10-point margin against Mitt Romney.

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