Right after the Congressional debate last night on KOAT TV between Eric Griego, Marty Chavez and Michelle Grisham Lujan the station did an unscientific call in poll to see who voters liked the most. Michelle won with over 50%. However, after the first four hours of polling the Griego and Chavez campaigns fired up their faithful and over took Lujan. It tells me that the people who actually watched the so called debate preferred the lady candidate. So much for unscientific polls.
As for the TV appearances by the candidates I was struck by the naiveté of all of them thinking they could hit the ground running and get things done. As freshman democratic congress members they would be lucky to have someone show them where the rest rooms are. That is just the way that system works back there. Even if the Democrats pull off a miracle and win the house back from the Tea Party nut cases.
I do think it would be very interesting for some polling to be done on how television news watchers vote versus Albuquerque Journal readers. My gut feeling tells me there might be a big difference. It would be a really interesting cross tab to read. If it is ever done by the stations or newspaper itself we would probably never get to see that information. So much for their demands on transparency!