Ron Faucheaux, President of the Clarus group, is the latest to poll the Mayor’s race. The results are different than the most recent Verne Kennedy poll from Market Research Insights (MRI)reported last week. Both polls conflict with an even slightly older survey by Greg Rigamer.
A new survey: Cantrell, Charbonnet, then Bagneris
According to Faucheux’s poll, as reported on WWL, City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and former Municipal Court Judge Desiree Charbonnet are in a dead heat with 27 percent and 26 percent of the vote, respectively. Former Civil District Court Judge Michael Bagneris at 19%,
Ron Faucheux with the Clarus group took the survey for The Advocate and WWL-TV.
As reported on WWL: ''This election is not over," Faucheux said. "You have three candidates in the lead and it's still possible that anyone of the three could make the runoff."
By contrast, in the Kennedy poll, Bagneris led with 33% support, followed by Charbonnet at 30% support and Cantrell at 23% support. The Rigamer poll showed Charbonnet at 20 percent, Cantrell at 15 percent and Bagneris at 10%.
The Rigamer poll was conducted on behalf of Sidney Torres’s Voice PAC. Torres has recently begun to run ads against Charbonnet after she dropped out of his debate at the last moment, last week.