Obama took 51 percent support in the poll, while Romney took 40. That’s in line with the Real Clear Politics average of polls, which shows Obama leading by 13.6 points in the state.
New Mexico is one of 12 key swing states that Obama won in 2008 that will be critical in determining the outcome of the 2012 election. Obama won New Mexico by 15 percent over Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in 2008.
The presidential race has tightened in recent weeks in the Mountain West swing states of Colorado and Nevada, but New Mexico appears to be firmly in Obama’s column at this point.
The poll of 1,295 likely voters was conducted between July 9-10 and has a 2.8 percent margin of error.