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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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  • Despite 5th plea, Schiff says House Intelligence Committee pursues Flynn's documents
  • Facebook Live: Discuss harm of Trump budget proposal on Louisiana coastal economy, restoration
  • Governor Edwards welcomes Pence with Medicaid, budget, Louisiana coast wishlist
  • World Premiere tonight in N.O. Bilderberg, the Movie

flynn2Despite General Michael Flynn’s announcement via his counsel that the General and former head of National Security, would take the 5th Amendment in Congressional proceedings, the Intelligence Committee will pursue information, regardless.

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560 usgs land loss map 2The efforts to rebuild the Louisiana coast has suffered a major and immediate setback, assuming that Congress goes along with the most recent budget proposal from President Trump.

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penceToday, Governor John Bel Edwards welcomed Vice President Mike Pence to Louisiana as he Veep is attending a event with top Louisianqa Republican officials. Along with the welcome, however, is a wishlist of requests including an item of recent vinctage involving the current Trump budget which tears a hole into the funding for the Louisiana coastal restoration. 

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bilderbergIt is always an honor when a movie premiere is held in New Orleans and tonight is no exception. At 7:30 p.m. Bilderberg, the Movie will premiere at the historic Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania Street.

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