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How New Mexican Voters Feel about Cockfighting


A January 2001 survey of New Mexico voters by Research and Polling, Inc. revealed the following:

  • The vast majority of registered New Mexico voters is philosophically opposed to cockfighting and would support a law banning the practice in New Mexico. In fact, 81% of registered voters say they would support a law banning cockfighting, while only 11% oppose such a law.
  • Eighty-four percent of Anglo voters and 76% of Hispanic voters support a law banning cockfighting.
  • Geographically across the state, voters’ support a ban on cockfighting as follows:
    • 77% on the east side
    • 83% in the south/southwest region
    • 80% in the northwest region
    • 80% in the north central region
    • 82% in the Albuquerque metro area
  • Political party was not a determining factor in voters’ support for a ban, with 80% of Republicans, 83% of Democrats and 72% of Independents/Other supporting a ban on cockfighting.


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