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john bel edwards loresby 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.

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bernie pinsonatBernie 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.

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kennedy appropriations2In 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. 

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boustanyVerne Kennedy released his poll on Thursday (and cross-tabs) and the results are somewhat similar to the poll by Bernie Pinsonat and Southern Media & Opinion Research, who also released its own survey, one day earlier.

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jindal-louisiana-pinsonat-budgetFor 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.

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john-youngSMOR 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: 

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robertson-philLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal surely is more popular these days. 

Why shouldn’t he be? 

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vitter-gatorWhile 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.

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jindal-speechBelow 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.

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s-VITTER-LANDRIEU-largeLouisiana 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.

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  • Cat Fights on the Hot Cement Confederate New Orleans statues
  • Ex-Saints, Bears, Bills, NFL Exec, Jim W. Miller discusses NFL Draft tomorrow
  • Trump's new plan; Curtains on tax returns release; 40% say Trump-Russia; Probing Obama admin
  • Watch Louisiana Governor Edwards talk about CAT Tax failure

catRarely, have I seen few issues that have generated as much raw heat, tension, and passion than the Confederate monuments controversy. 

Just as existed during the real civil war, where brothers battled brothers, social media is the battleground, particularly Facebook, pitting friend against friend.

On one side of the tense divide, there are those who are protecting the New Orleans civil war era monuments.  Burnt in effigy, forever, is the symbol of Mayor Mitch Landrieu for up-ending what the monument protectors consider to be the loving civil society of New Orleans.

Lately, events have turned somewhat militaristic.

Some protectors of the Confederate monuments have been staying vigilant, in person and online, even surveilling during the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the next Mayor Landrieu attack. On Sunday morning, with protections of snipers, masked workers and a dumbstruck audience, the worst of all of the monuments was cut and carried., the Liberty Monument. 

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miller nfl live2 5It’s D-Day or Draft Day tomorrow in the NFL.

More specifically, Thursday represents the first day of the NFL draft 2017.

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trump curtainsThe major President Trump news of the day focuses upon taxes, not only the tax cuts he is proposing but his own taxes, which he obviously, refuses to unveil.

 

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At a press conference today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the CAT Tax did not pass the House Ways and Means Committee.  The Governor, in addressing the media said that "the fate of that bill was decided long before we unveiled it".

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