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Tuesday, 19 May 2015 12:50
Poll wrap: GOP, Vitter, Obama and Jindal
Written by 

jindal-obamaby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

New poll – interesting results

    The anxiously awaited Spring poll by Southern Media and Opinion Research (SMOR) of Baton Rouge is here, and it contains some interesting results.

 

    SMOR, headed by Bernie Pinsonat, is regarded as the most objective and reliable poll when it comes to Louisiana politics.

    Here are some of the highlights:

Governor’s Race

    Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter continues to  lead the four-man pack of candidates.  It appears he is headed to victory if he winds up in a runoff with Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards.

    Respondents in the poll of 600 likely voters, conducted  May 5-9, gave Republican candidates 60% of the vote. Here are the results:

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R) – 38.1%.

    State Rep. John Bel Edwards (D) – 24.6%.

    Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne (R) – 16.5%.

    Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle (R) – 5.4%.

    Undecided/Wouldn’t Say – 15.5%.

    More bad news for a Democratic candidate is the fact that 46.8% of respondents said they would pick a Republican over a Democrat for governor, while 38.8% said they would pick the Democrat.

    That result came after 50.2% of those surveyed said they were Democrats, 32.9% said Republican, and 16.9% said Other Party.

Obama More Popular Than Jindal

    SMOR asked those polled if they approve of the job three public officials are doing.  The result was startling.

    Democratic President Barack Obama is more popular in Louisiana than Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal.  And state Treasurer John Kennedy is obviously the most popular elected official in the state.  Here are the approval and disapproval numbers for the three:

    State Treasurer John Kennedy (R) – 60.8% job approval rating and a 19.% disapproval.

    President Barack Obama (D) – 42.1% job approval  rating and a 57.3% disapproval.

    Governor Bobby Jindal (R) –  31.8% job approval rating and a 64.7% disapproval.

    The news is certainly not good for Jindal as he contemplates a run for president in 2016.  On the other hand, the numbers are great for Kennedy should he decide to run for the U.S. Senate.

Same-Sex Marriage

    Only 34.1% of respondents favor allowing same-sex couples to get married, with 52.4% opposing.

    On religious freedom legislation, a law that would allow people to refuse services for a same-sex marriage event or ceremony, only 38.4% approve of such a law.  Opposing were 50.5%. 

    That is not good news for Bossier Republican state Rep. Mike Johnson’s controversial bill he is trying to get through the Legislature.

Common Core

    On the use of Common Core, which are standards for reading, writing, and math for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, 34.7% support them, while 53.6% are opposed.

Lou Gehrig Burnett

Lou Gehrig Burnett is the publisher of Fax-Net, a North-Louisiana newsletter.

Website: www.faxnetupdate.com/
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