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.
I have received the new Vernne Kennedy poll which reveals l the polling information and the cross tabs in great detail.
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.
You may be just sobering up from that fantasmagorical Saints’ shootout win over the New York Giants on Sunday, but when you finally come to your senses, consider this: We have just experienced what might be the most memorable 30-hour streak in sports history. I am not talking about wall-to-wall ball of close games. I am talking about a series of events that sporting fans will still be talking about ten years from now. And, although it is during the meat of the college football season, not one college game entered into it.
If David Vitter doesn’t do well in Jefferson Parish, his home base, one would have to ask, just how might he fare statewide?
Vitter was State Representative for District 81 and Congressman for much of the Jefferson Parish region before he turned his eyes to the US Senate, and now, the Louisiana governor’s mansion.
After the latest debate debacle, Republican presidential candidates have finally had enough. They are meeting this weekend without officials of the Republican National Committee (RNC) to discuss the format of upcoming presidential debates.
If anyone had any delusions that Sen. David Vitter would run a hopeful, optimistic campaign about Louisiana’s future, he wasted no time shattering those hopes. From the moment that Scott Angelle conceded the race Saturday night, Vitter fell comfortably to his default position of the past seven years: painting his runoff opponent, State Rep. John Bel Edwards, as merely a stand-in for President Barack Obama.