Over the past three years, New Mexico residents’ opinion about the mining industry is unchanged.  An uptick in favorability during 2013 was neutralized the following year. As for those with political affiliations, over the past three years:

  • Republicans’ favorability of the mining industry has increased 6 percent.
  • Democrats’ favorability of the mining industry has decreased 5 percent.
  • Independents’ favorability of the mining industry has decreased 16 percent.
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