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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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landrieu-tea-partyBernie Pinsonat and SMOR has just released its annual spring Louisiana Poll which focused upon the increasingly-important Louisiana US Senate race—the election in which incumbent Senator Mary L. Landrieu faces a number of republican candidates.

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Jindal-Meet-the-pressThe annual pre-legislative session SMOR poll has been released today by Bernie Pinsonat and it does not look pretty for at least one of our state’s heretofore most popular elected officials--

 

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