by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
New Louisiana poll
A new Louisiana poll conducted by Southern Media and Opinion Research (SMOR) between May 3 and May 6 reveals that Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has a 53.8% job approval rating.
Bernie Pinsonat has released his SMOR spring poll, 2017 today and the honeymoon is over for Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. Also, as expected, the state loves TOPS, hates taxes, wants education but hasn't rallied around anyway to pay for it.
In its final Southern Media Opinion and Research poll of 2016, Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy holds a significant 14-point lead over his Democratic Party opponent Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, Kennedy leads Campbell 52% to 38%.
One of the reasons for the Kennedy lead, according to Bernie Pinsonat of SMOR, is government has a spending problem not a revenue problem and Louisiana apparently applies that concept to national government too.
For some, it is shocker. To others, it has been long-expected.
On Tuesday, Bernie Pinsonat and SMOR released its new poll (the spring poll) during the middle of the legislative session from hell. The state is 1.6B in a hole. Governor Bobby Jindal appears to have one foot in the room and three-feet out of the door en route to Iowa and New Hampshire. The prospects of dramatic cuts, seemingly impossible cuts, are knocking at the windows from outside.
SMOR has just released a poll on the Lt. Governor's race of 2015 that indicates that if current Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne were to run for Governor, as expected, John Young would have a slight lead over Sen. Elbert Guillory and Plaquemines Parish President, Billy Nungesser:
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal surely is more popular these days.
Why shouldn’t he be?
While much of the attention as of late has been on the popularity or lack of popularity of US Senator Mary Landrieu who is in the race of her life for a fourth term as US Senator, another Landrieu is in the polling news--her brother, New Orleans mayor, Mitch Landrieu.
In the Southern Media and Opinion Research poll today, Landrieu and Republican US Senator David Vitter lead the pack for the governor's spot, election fall of 2015.
Below is the spring poll by SMOR that indicate Bobby Jindal's poll numbers are improving after taking a severe dive. Also, US Senator David Vitter and New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) lead the gubernatorial pack, although Vitter maintains a sizeable lead in a faceoff with Landrieu.
Louisiana voters might have strong reasons to vote for or against Mary Landrieu. No doubt, based upon the most recent SMOR poll of likely voters, she has an uphill battle ahead of her if she is to win the fourth term as US Senator from Louisiana.