Republican gubernatorial candidate Janice Arnold-Jones easily won a straw poll taken at Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the Quay County Republican Party.
Arnold-Jones had 30 votes – or 71 percent – to six votes for Susana Martinez, four each for Pete Domenici Jr. and Doug Turner and two for Allen Weh, according to a news release from the Arnold-Jones campaign. The poll was taken, the release states, “for membership to recommend to their state pre-primary delegates their choice for governor.”
“As I travel the state with our message that is based on conservative values and principles, the response from voters is incredibly positive,” Arnold-Jones said in the release. “I am humbled and gratified by this strong showing of confidence and support by Quay County Republicans.”
Straw polls aren’t scientific but can be a test of organizational strength.
Last month, Martinez won a straw poll following a candidate forum in Clovis. Another straw poll was taken after a candidate forum in Albuquerque, but the results have not been released.