Tuesday, 08 September 2015 10:14
Louisiana Poll: Vitter-Edwards's race to lose; Kip Holden run-off bound in Lt. Governor race
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by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

There is a new poll on the Louisiana governor’s race, but there is not much new in it. Triumph Campaigns, which conducted the poll, admits, “...overall, the ballot for governor has not changed much.”
The survey was conducted with 1,019 respondents on Sept. 1-2. The margin of error is +/-2.9%. Here are the results:
State Rep. John Bel Edwards (D) – 31.4%.

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R) – 30.6%.
PSC Scott Angelle (R) – 14.2%.
Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne (R) – 13.2%.
Undecided – 10.6%.
Triumph concludes that Edwards is beginning to galvanize the African-American vote. While the poll shows him polling at 74% among blacks, once the campaign is in full-swing, some analysts believe he will receive 90 to 95% of that vote.
The poll also shows that Vitter has a big lead among white voters. He leads all challengers by at least 23 points among whites. Among Republicans, he has support of 55%.
Triumph also polled the race for Lt. Governor. Here are the results:
Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden (D) – 31%.
Jefferson Parish President John Young (R) – 25%.
Former Plaquemines President Billy Nungesser – 24%.
The results in the race for Commissioner of Insurance:
Incumbent Jim Donelon (R) – 50%.
Charlotte McGehee (D) – 31%.
Matt Parker (R) – 9%.


Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell has endorsed state Rep. John Bel Edwards for governor.
Campbell, who represents the 24-parish north Louisiana seat on the PSC, said Edwards “has the courage and independence to break the grip of special interests” on state government.
“I have served in public office with all three of John Bel’s opponents. I believe strongly that he is the most qualified candidate for governor, Campbell noted.
He added, “For eight years I’ve watched the Legislature yield to Bobby Jindal and his destructive policies. Nobody has been more independent and shown more courage in opposing Jindal than John Bel Edwards. I know how hard it is to oppose a governor. John Bel had the courage to stand up and say ‘these policies are not good for Louisiana.’ That’s why I’m for him.”
Edwards said he was honored to have Campbell’s endorsement. “Foster Campbell has been fighting for the people of Louisiana for decades. I look forward to continuing that fight as the next governor of Louisiana.”
Edwards said he would support Campbell’s push to make high-speed Internet service available and affordable all across Louisiana.

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Friday, 04 September 2015 11:47

angelleYesterday, afternoon, I received an email from a source, informing me of a new poll, showing basically no change in the Louisiana Governor's race with  Democrat Jon Bel Edwards holding a slight lead over Republican David Vitter .  This poll was conducted by Triumph Campaigns and it included the following email to poll subscribers.

Lou Gehrig Burnett

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

Website: www.faxnetupdate.com/
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