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The Line: Top Election Issues

The Line Polls and Election

September 28, 2018 – A new public opinion poll in the Albuquerque Journal lays out what voters identified as the most important issues headed up to the midterm elections. At the top of the list is crime, which 78% of respondents said was a “very serious” issue. And that result comes on the heels of the new FBI Crime in the U.S. Report, which put New Mexico again near the top of the list for per capita property and violent crimes. Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the issues and how they are showing up on the campaign trail this year.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, Former NM Senator
Adrian Carver, Executive Director, Equality New Mexico
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, Attorney

Suggested Reading:

FBI: ABQ Crime Rate Up in 2017

FBI Crime in the U.S. 2017 Report

The Line: Crowded Democratic Race For CD1 Seat

First Congressional District

May 18, 2018 – Pat Davis, a candidate in the Democratic primary for the 1st Congressional District, released a campaign ad this week in which he stated “F— the NRA.” Do you think that ad helped or hurt his campaign? Davis says he wanted to start a dialogue about gun violence in the United States. Did he accomplish that goal? Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists share their reactions.

For Further Reading:

NM congressional candidate: “F*** the NRA” – Albuquerque Journal
https://www.kob.com/politics-news/congressional-candidate-responds-to-profane-ads-backlash/4905333/?cat=500 – KOB
Race for House seat heats up between Democrats as early primary voting nears – KRQE
Candidates flock to race for open congressional seat – Albuquerque Journal

Line Panelists:
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Sophie Martin, attorney
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator