Even in “blue” Albuquerque, devoid as it is of energy production and associated workers, “climate change” lags far behind other important issues in terms of how concerned voters are about them.
As seen below and in today’s Albuquerque Journal, the crime rate more than DOUBLES climate change as an issue voters are ‘very concerned’ about. Homelessness and the low quality of schools in the City are also of far greater concern.
Ironically, of the issues polled only COVID lags climate change as an issue of extreme concern. While it appears that Mayor Keller is going to cruise to victory, it is interesting that Gov. Lujan Grisham has most actively engaged on COVID and climate change. Crime and especially the quality of public schools have not been her priorities. Seems like a roadmap for candidates.