Vitter’s giving jitters, Jindal still struggling, and Maness messes with Cassidy - these are the latest polls.
No doubt about the clout
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s clout in the United States Senate has reached new heights as she becomes chairwoman of the powerful Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
The Senate Democratic Caucus voted last week to honor Landrieu with the position, and the full Senate approved in a formality vote.
Wielding the gavel for the Energy Committee puts the state’s senior senator among the most powerful who chair the Senate’s 16 Standing Committees.
BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's Election Commission on Thursday urged the government to delay polls scheduled for February as clashes between police and anti-government protesters killed at least one person and injured dozens, adding to political turmoil threatening to tear apart the country.
A police officer was killed in the hours-long unrest outside a Bangkok sports stadium where election candidates were gathering to draw lots for their positions on the ballots. Protesters threw rocks as they tried to break into the building to halt the process, while police fired tear gas and rubber bullets.
BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's Election Commission on Thursday urged the government to delay polls scheduled for Feb. 2 after hours of violent protests, adding to political uncertainty in the country.
The government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been insisting the polls should go ahead as planned. The protest movement seeking to oust her is demanding they be delayed, and has vowed to disrupt them.
In a statement, the commission said it was urging the government to consider "postponing the elections," citing the lack of "peace" between the government and protesters.
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A Louisiana businessman hopes support from the popular Duck Dynasty reality show family will be enough to propel him to victory over the heir apparent in Saturdays special election in Louisianas 5th District.
But even with the burly, bearded Duck Commanders sounding the call to vote for Vance McAllister, the political newcomer faces an uphill battle against state Sen.
For whom the polls toll
Three political polls conducted in Louisiana were released last week, and they had widely differing results. It reinforces what many political analysts always say: Look at who paid for the poll to determine its viability.
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NEW ORLEANS -- In politics, the only poll that counts is the one taken on election day.
But, one year out, recent voter surveys in Louisiana show incumbent Mary Landrieu in another tough fight as she seeks a fourth term in the U.S. Senate.
"I think this is going to be a very close race," said Landrieu. It always is. I've run them before and look forward to running this one.
Given Louisiana's U.S. senate election is more than a year away, that can only mean one thing: It's time for some polls!
Sure enough, the dog days of August have produced four polls, and while overall the news for incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu isn't as rosy as she would like, it's not as dour as her opposition contends.
For one thing, most of them are right-leaning polls. That makes it easy for the Landrieu camp to dismiss, and perhaps with good reason.
With the fiscal cliff in our backyard, do the voters want to cut spending, entitlments or both?