Rep. Harry Teague (D-N.M.) is the latest Democrat to trail in an early poll.

The poll, which was obtained by The Ballot Box, is an internal survey former Rep. Steve Pearce's (R-N.M.) campaign, but it shows Pearce ahead 48-44 as he attempts to reclaim his old House seat.

The poll also shows Pearce expanding his lead to 51-42 among voters who know both candidates. The generic ballot has Republicans in the district ahead 47-37.

This is a conservative district, and unlike others where the Republican former member is running again, Pearce didn't lose to Teague in 2008. (He ran for Senate, where he lost badly to Democratic Rep. Tom Udall).

The Tarrance Group poll surveyed 401 likely voters last week.