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The Line: Middling Score for Lujan Grisham in Online Poll

Michelle Lujan Grisham

May 2, 2019 – A survey by the research company Morning Consult showed a surprising score for first term Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. After winning the election with 57 percent of the vote last year, the poll showed the governor’s approval rating at a so-so 41%. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate possible reasons behind the numbers.

 

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

For Further Reading:

First public approval ratings show Lujan Grisham above water, but many have no opinion – by Matthew Reichbach, NM Political Report

Lujan Grisham has tepid approval rating in poll – by Dan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal

The Line: Militia Group or Vigilantes?

Line Border Update

April 26, 2019 – At New Mexico’s southern border, activities took a new turn recently when the

FBI arrested the leader of a self-proclaimed militia group that has been seen detaining migrants at gunpoint. The Line opinion panel discusses this new development at the border, and host Gene Grant also speaks with the local head of the ACLU about its response.

 

Line Panelists:
Adrian Carver, executive director, Equality New Mexico
Dan Foley, former NM House Republican whip
Stephanie Maez, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital

Guest:
Peter Simonson, ACLU New Mexico

For Further Reading:

F.B.I. Arrests Leader of Right-Wing Militia That Detained Migrants in New Mexico – by Simon Romero, The New York Times

Armed vigilantes along border bring national attention – Matthew Reichbach, NM Political Report

Lawyer: Border militia member hospitalized after incident in jail – Angela Kocherga, Albuquerque Journal