There are many ways to analyze the political leanings of the various states and, while New Mexico is “redder” than at any time in its modern political history, it remains in many ways a “blue” state. Check out the following from the FEC which was posted by Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post.
A few things are noteworthy:
From a geographical perspective, Republicans are dominant with Democrats relegated to the coasts. The exceptions being only Minnesota, Illinois, and New Mexico.
Democrats are relegated to heavily “urbanized” states with the exception of Vermont and New Mexico.
Oregon (33rd) and New Mexico (43rd) are the only poorer-than-average “blue” states as ranked by per-capita personal income.
But, despite their higher personal incomes, 1,000 Americans are moving from blue to red states every day.