New Poll: 61% of NM voters oppose more corporate tax cuts (incl. a majority of Republicans). So why is Gov. Martinez against it?

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New polling by ProgressNowNM and Public Policy Polling show that a large majority of New Mexicans now disapprove of the job Susana Martinez is doing as governor — and an even larger number oppose Republican plans to oppose common-sense revenue enhancements to balance the budget.

At the request of ProgressNowNM, Public Policy Polling (PPP) conducted a survey of 881 New Mexico voters (voted in 2016 elections) using a combination of live and online surveys from Thursday February 23 – Saturday February 26, 2017.

Specific Revenue Enhancements

  • The most popular revenue enhancement is an increase in the cigarette tax by $1.50 to $1.88 per pack. 82% of 2016 voters support this (71% strongly). 88% of Democrats, 78% of Republicans and 77% of independents support this proposal.  The strongest opposition came from just 14% of Republicans and 13% of independent voters.

  • Increasing the soda tax is popular: 63%. Just 21% of voters strongly oppose this.

  • 61% of voters support postponing planned cuts in corporate income taxes until the state’s economy improves. Not surprisingly, 68% of Democrats support this (50% strongly).  But, a majority of Republicans and Independents do to: 54% of each.  Strong opposition to the proposal measures at just 18%.

Full poll results: