As New Mexico universities fight for budget dollars during this legislative session, the institutions are also grappling with declining favorability among its residents. Since 2011, residents’ favorability of Universities has dropped 7 percent.

As for those with political affiliations, over the past four years:

  • Democrats’ favorability of Universities has decreased 12 percent.
  • Republicans’ favorability of Universities has decreased 6 percent.
  • Independents’ favorability of Universities has decreased 3 percent.
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