A statewide poll from JMC Analytics shows despite a 42% national approval rating for President Donald Trump, Louisianans are
still on board, as 56% of those surveyed approve of his administration.
Pollster John Couvillon says “never Trump Republicans” never caught on in the
“President Trump has maintained his rock solid popularity
here in Louisiana and it’s anchored in his near unanimous 88% support of
The poll also indicates the president has strong support
amongst white Democrats and independents. But Couvillon says there’s two
cities that just never bought into Make America Great Again, and that’s been
the case since the President jumped in the race in 2016.
“The really only area of weakness I see from President Trump
is that he doesn’t do well in the larger metropolitan areas like Baton Rouge
and New Orleans.”
Also released were some very early polling results on the
upcoming Secretary of State special election that will be held in fall as a
result of a sexual harassment scandal that toppled the former Secretary Tom
Schedler. It looks like most folks have no clue who many of the possible
candidates are at this point, and Couvillon says that likely means it’ll take
a big name to break the race open.
“What’s going to happen for one of them to break
out will be the quality and quantity of the messaging that the candidate does. I
see it as a visibility kind of thing giving that it is a down ballot race."