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SANTA FE – Gov. Susana Martinez’s popularity is still climbing. A recent poll by Survey USA shows her at 66 percent popularity. The polling group isn’t one of the best in the nation but it seems to show a continued upward trend in the governor’s popularity.
It is difficult to pinpoint the source of that popularity. The state’s economy is the only one in the area not to be recovering. More people are leaving the state than arriving. And there seems to be a general acceptance of federal cuts in budget and personnel without much complaining.
Gov. Martinez was able to push through the 2013 Legislature a last-minute measure to cut business taxes. Then we were told the numbers on which the measure was sold were faulty. The cuts were supposed to keep businesses from leaving but so far those businesses have not been identified.
The oil boom in the Hobbs area is the one bright spot in the economy. Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two will bring us some notoriety when it finally gets off the ground.
Sir Richard Branson says that will be Christmas but he has been pushing back the date for five years. And the space travel won’t bring in much money right away.
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