Hope springs eternal and generals always are fighting the last war. This explains why a number of Louisiana-based observers continue to miss the obvious: that Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu is in deep trouble in her reelection bid, as confirmed by a recent poll.
AmYesterday, Bayoubuzz.com published the results of the annual spring Louisiana Poll recently conducted by Bernie Pinsonat and SMOR (Southern Media and Opinion Research). The focus of the survey was the upcoming Senatorial election in Louisiana. Many believe that incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu’s fate will determine who’s in control of the Senate after the election. Most of the numbers show that this election will be incredibly tough for the three-term Senator.
On Friday, Bayoubuzz.com published a summary of the Grigsby poll's findings. The Grigsby poll assessed the opinions on a sample of Louisianians on politicians, elections, and current political issues in the state. The numbers concerning Mary Landrieu's popularity, Bill Cassidy, and the US Senatorial Election were the topics of Saturday's Google Hangout with Stephen Sabludowsky and Jim Brown.
This fall, Mary Landrieu, who has served three terms as a US Senator, is up for election again. Recently, another experienced Democrat, four-term ex-Governor Edwin Edwards, announced that he’s running for Congress. Landrieu has faced a storm of criticism, particularly from Republicans, for her endorsement of Obamacare. Also, Landrieu has just assumed the powerful position of Chairperson of the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee, an important assignment for an energy-producing state such as Louisiana. This new assignment and the importance of seniority in office were the discussion topics in this section.