This is an unbiased comparison of the political positions and policies of senate election candidates Martin Heinrich and Heather Wilson in New Mexico. Heinrich, a Democrat defeated Wilson, a Republican, to win the election.

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Heather Wilson versus Martin Heinrich comparison chart
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Heather WilsonMartin Heinrich
Date of birth December 30, 1960 October 17, 1971
Political party Republican Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Jay Hone Julie Heinrich
Residence Albuquerque, New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico
Alma mater United States Air Force Academy, Oxford University University of Missouri
Occupation Foreign policy strategist, business consultant, politician Businessman, politician
Religion Methodist Lutheran - ELCA
Children Three Carter Heinrich, Micah Heinrich
Website heatherwilson.com www.martinheinrich.com
Place of birth Keene, New Hampshire Fallon, Nevada
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Differences in Economic Policy

Tax Policy

Trade

Stimulus Spending and Bailouts

Regulation

Social Security

Healthcare Policy

Social Issues

Abortion

Immigration

Gay Rights

Women's Rights

Education Policy

Gun Control

Civil Liberties and Homeland Security

Differences in Foreign Policy

Position on Iraq

Position on Afghanistan

Energy Policy

Environmental Policy

Debate

Here is the full video of the first debate between Martin Heinrich and Heather Wilson. A summary is on the KRQE website.

Recent News

Opinion Polls

This is an extremely close race and the opinion poll results reflect that. The Cook Political Report rates the race as a toss-up.[1]

Poll source Date(s) administered Martin Heinrich (D) Heather Wilson (R)
Public Policy Polling October 2–3, 2012 51% 41%
We Ask America September 25–27, 2012 52.3% 40.8%
Public Policy Polling September 7–9, 2012 50% 41%
Albuquerque Journal September 3–6, 2012 49% 42%
Rasmussen Reports August 21, 2012 48% 41%
Public Policy Polling July 13–16, 2012 48% 43%
Public Policy Polling April 19–22, 2012 48% 43%
Rasmussen Reports April 3, 2012 46% 42%
Rasmussen Reports Feb. 14, 2012 45% 43%
Public Policy Polling Dec. 10-12, 2011 47% 40%
Public Policy Polling June 23-26, 2012 47% 42%

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