It seems to be beyond, at least for now, that Jon Bel Edwards is beating US Senator David Vitter with 17 days to go until Election Day.
But, the fat lady ain't even begun to sing as there is plenty of time, plenty of issues and surely more polls.
Congrats to the voters in Houston who turned down the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) in yesterday's election. The law offered broad protections to homosexual and trans gender individuals along with other minority groups. It failed by a huge 61-39% margin of Houston voters after a very contentious campaign.
Amid three consecutive polls, showing US Senator David Vitter significantly behind Democrat Jon Bel Edwards, the Louisiana House Republican Delegation voted overwhelmingly to endorse U.S. Senator David Vitter for Governor
And yet, another poll that shows Democrat Jon Bel Edwards with a large lead.This one by Market Research Insight, as reported in the Advocate, “found that if African-American voter turnout is at 25 percent in the runoff, Edwards leads Vitter 54 percent to 38 percent — a 16-point lead. If the black vote drops to 20 percent, then Edwards still leads by 11 points, 51 percent to Vitter’s 40 percent.”
Pollster John Couvillon of JMC Analytics (whose most recent survey reveals that Democrat Louisiana Representative, Jon Bel Edwards, is leading Republican US Senator, David Vitter by 20 percentage points) will be participating in a Bayoubuzz Twitter Blab discussion tomorrow at 3pm CST.
A key endorsement picked up by attorney general candidate former Rep. Jeff Landry will help, but does not establish him as the favorite in the runoff election with fellow Republican incumbent Buddy Caldwell.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
John Bel Edwards leads in new poll
In the first poll after the gubernatorial primary election, Democrat John Bel Edwards holds a 12-point lead over Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, 52-40%.
The poll, conducted by Anzalone Liszt Grove Research, did live telephone interviews with 700 likely voters October 26-28.
12 or 20? POLL
An even newer poll has been released by JMC Analytics and if doesn’t look good for the candidate who has been favored to win the upcoming Louisiana governor’s race.
by Stephen Waguespack, President of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
There is potentially no more important issue in Louisiana than improving our educational system, yet this is not getting the attention it deserves in the governor’s race.