The result could be parsed in so many different ways. People who don't support King do support a higher minimum wage. It actually comes down to just a couple of things in my mind. One is that the Governor's opponent Gary King is incredibly ineffectual and made more so by being buried by negative TV ads, and secondly that most people want something approaching a livable paycheck for everyone.
This poll should give some real legs to a legislative effort to raise the minimum wage statewide and it will actually force the Governor's hand in signing such legislation. I think it could happen.
In the meantime other niggling little things are happening. Gary King's epic and tragic meltdown in the Governor's race continues to the bitter end. Three campaign managers have now come and gone and none of them have broken into Gary's bubble.
The Bernalillo County Commission wanted people to speak on some non-binding ballot questions at the last second, and have only ended up delaying the voting process for everyone with law suits. The Supreme Court ordered the county not to mail absentee ballots until they hear the case. This whole thing turned into a circus.