by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
NEW GOVERNOR'S POLL
There is a new poll on the Louisiana governor’s race, but there is not much new in it. Triumph Campaigns, which conducted the poll, admits, “...overall, the ballot for governor has not changed much.”
The survey was conducted with 1,019 respondents on Sept. 1-2. The margin of error is +/-2.9%. Here are the results:
State Rep. John Bel Edwards (D) – 31.4%.
After weeks of pressuring from the Republican National Committee (RNC) to sign a “loyalty pledge,” GOP frontrunner Donald Trump finally acquiesced and signed the document on Thursday. Trump announced the decision at a press conference at Trump Tower in New York City after meeting with RNC Chairman Reince Preibus.
Yesterday, afternoon, I received an email from a source, informing me of a new poll, showing basically no change in the Louisiana Governor's race with Democrat Jon Bel Edwards holding a slight lead over Republican David Vitter . This poll was conducted by Triumph Campaigns and it included the following email to poll subscribers.
During Wednesday’s night LPB statewide-televised Louisiana debate to help determine which person will be occupying the governor's mansion, most of the focus on the issues were upon education asked by the students as to the impact upon them.
Jindal and $9.4B feasibility
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and Formosa Petrochemical Corp. Chairman Bao-Lang Chen announced the company is studying the feasibility of an estimated $9.4 billion industrial complex in St. James Parish, where the company would build two project phases producing ethylene and a host of downstream chemical products. A final investment decision expected by mid-2016 will determine the final capital investment figure for the project, in which Formosa would create 1,200 new direct jobs with an average annual salary of $84,500, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project also would result in 8,000 new indirect jobs, for a total of 9,200 new jobs in Louisiana.
Did David Vitter duck the first statewide TV Louisiana Gubernatorial forum broadcasted on Louisiana Public Broadcast (LPB) Wednesday night that focused upon education and featured questions asked by students?
by Jim Brown
The results are in for 2015, and it comes as no surprise that Louisiana continues to lead the nation in having the highest automobile insurance rates. A new study, just released by the Bankrate Group “ranked all 50 States according to a number of factors that determined where it’s the worst state to drive a car.” The analysis concluded that Louisiana is the worst state for drivers due “in large part because of the nation’s highest car insurance costs and above average fatal crash rate.”
It now appears that at least one pollster of the 2015 Louisiana gubernatorial contest figures a different electorate than recent trends suggest on which other pollsters base their samples. If he is correct, the contest’s dynamics differ from what commonly is believed.
Want to discuss the Louisiana Governor's election? Who has the best policy--David Vitter, Jon Bel Edwards, Jay Dardenne or Scott Angelle?