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April 16, 2014

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Random polling at the gas pumps

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(The Sun has gone on the road to listen to voters and talk to political leaders around the West. Reporters will examine the economic, cultural and demographic forces re-shaping the region as they drive to Denver for the first of the two major party conventions the Sun will cover.)

ALBUQUERQUE -- Our second stop interviewing voters today was a Chevron right near Kirtland Air Force Base.

William Lee, on a motorcycle, not voting for Sen. John McCain because he's too old. Not voting Obama, however. Voting Green or Libertarian. Iraq War is a sham, he said, but the bigger issue is economy.

Karen Garcia, voting McCain because "He's a Christian. He's against abortion, gay marriage, and other things we're against," she said. She's a born-again Christian. As for the war, "We have to trust our leaders, and he's a good leader."

Obama is having real problems with lower information voters.

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