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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Rodefer leads Sapien by 10 Points in State Senate Race

Ben roderferAs many Democrats dislike Sapien as like him.

Challenger Ben Rodefer holds a ten-point lead over incumbent State Senator John Sapien in the Democratic Primary race for State Senate District 9, which includes Corrales, Bernalillo, Placitas, and parts of Rio Rancho and Albuquerque.

Rodefer leads Sapien 43% to 33% in this poll, conducted by Third Eye Strategies from March 19-22, 2012. The 300- sample poll has a margin of error of 5.7%.

Pollster Steven Clermont of Third Eye Strategies stated, “Rodefer has the early lead, with a quarter of voters undecided in this race. Sapien faces a big challenge though as just as many Democrats view him unfavorably as view him favorably. If Sapien were to come back, this would make it very difficult for him to beat David Doyle and would hand the seat to the Republicans.”

Rodefer stated, “It is still early. I’m taking nothing for granted and will work doubly hard to personally meet and speak with the voters of our district. John and I both have a public record of votes that we’ve cast during our time in the legislature. I am proud of my record and believe voters will have a clear choice in June.”

March 27, 2012 at 10:28 AM in 2012 Legislature Races, Candidates & Races | Permalink