The Fat Lady ain't singing. Not yet.
Shades of the 1993 election in which Mary Landrieu rode the wave of the Sugar crises in South America, David Vitter, behind in the polls, all runoff season, is building a typhoon over the international Paris terrror crises.
The Verne Kennedy tracking poll is in for Thursday with a sample of 900 or 300 per night up until last night.
Jeff Crouere, Ron Faucheux and I discussed the poll results today in a Bayoubuzz Blab. That video is online at bayoubuzz.com.
In summary, based upon discussions with Verne Kennedy and analysis of this poll with Ron Faucheux, there is some narrowing by Vitter, but, by only by roughly .5%.
Louisiana governor’s election, T-minus 2 (depending upon how you count backwards).
The moment that we all have been waiting for is fast approaching. It's almost liftoff. For better or for worst, for richer or for our poorer future.
Former Louisiana state senator Sixty Rayburn was well know for his folksy sayings during legislative sessions. He often urged his colleagues to never forget the folks back home when deciding issues at the state capitol. Sixty put it this way. “Always dancewith the one that brought you.” It’s a lesson Bobby Jindal forgot during his quixotic campaign for president that ended abruptly this week.
The David Vitter has sent out the following email to its supporters. The focus is that David Vitter is the hope Louisiana needs to protect the state from dangerous elements such as the Syrian Refugees.
As a Jewish person, I find this powerful “anti-religious freedom” fervor both incredibly hypocritical but obnoxiously repugnant. I am repulsed by the endorsement of a man and his xenophobia that seriously reminds me of the evil passions that engulfed Nazi Germany. We are not alone in our anxieties of the unknown. The good German people saw its economy destroyed, its honor denied and its people’s personal safety jeopardized. Instead of finding solutions to its many problems, it reacted, following those who provided easy answers of blaming others.
While David Vitter has received big endorsements from his Congressional delegation and from some statewide officials, back home, in David Vitter's home turf, Jefferson Parish, a group of government officials are coming out to support Jon Bel Edwards.
According to the most recent tracking poll from Verne Kennedy, Jon Bel Edwards leads David Vitter by ten points when accounting for only 20% of African American vote and by fifteen when accounting for 26% of the vote.
The poll indicates a overall gain by Vitter of 1% from the report released Saturday.