A Mason Dixon Polling and
Strategy poll finds Democratic Governor Edwards has a 55% approval
rating, 31% disapprove and 14% say they are unsure. Pollster Brad Coker says the high approval rating doesn’t mean Edward will be re-elected in 2019, if his opponents are either popular Republicans Steve Scalise or John Kennedy.
“When we matched them up
head-to-head, Edwards leads Kennedy by only 45, 44… which is statistically
insignificant, and Edwards only leads by 3 points over Scalise, 46 to 43.”
Thoughts on Edwards could be
different among voters now and later during the 19 campaign. Coker says his
approval rating among Republicans may not mirror their feelings come Election
“Even though about 1 in 4 republicans
say they approve of the job he is doing, only about 1 in 20 say they will vote for
Republican Ralph Abraham has
been weighing whether or not he will make a run for the state’s highest office.
Coker says poll numbers finds he would not do well in running against Governor
Edwards and better be prepared for a tough fight.
“Abraham is just not well
known outside of his voting district and he will have to spend a lot of time introducing
himself to voters in other parts of the state.”