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Louisiana governor election all about Vitter

Thursday, 13 August 2015 13:05

VITTER--CHICKENFrom what the Louisiana State University Public Policy Lab’s latest survey tells us, not only is the 2015 governor’s race all about Sen.David Vitter, but that also it’s going the way he hopes as long as the field remains as is.

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reliable-poll 6The recent Louisiana governor’s poll conducted by Verne Kennedy showing Scott Angelle leading David Vitter has been criticized.  It also has sent puzzling shockwaves across Louisiana.  How can Scott Angelle come from so far behind, so quickly—assuming the poll is accurate, which the Vitter camp is say, it is not.

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vitter-memoSo what does it mean when two different polls about the same political contest come up with differences beyond the marginal? It means that observers get a peek into the imprecise world of survey data and the impact it can have on larger perceptions.

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gov-mansionWith three months to go, the gubernatorial campaign of state Rep. John Bel Edwards has increased the vigor of its whistling into the wind as more adverse information comes in about the state of all the candidates’ campaigns.

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louisiana capitol 2As usual, election results produce their share of winners and losers, and Louisiana politicians have no special immunity to this. Thus, from the latest quadrennial elections, we find:

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