Poll: President Trump's approval rating jumps 7% over the last year in Lousiaina
Posted on 11/30/2018 7:18:00 AM.

A new statewide poll shows President Donald Trump's approval rating in Louisiana has increased by seven-percent over the last year and now a clear majority of voters support him. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says 2018 featured big issues important to white conservative voters which dominate the state's electorate. 

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Kennedy beats Edwards in new poll
Posted on 11/29/2018 2:14:00 PM.

A statewide poll of 500 Louisiana chronic voters finds that Republican US Senator John Kennedy leads Democratic incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards 49-to-45-percent in a head-to-head race for governor. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says Kennedy has several advantages in his favor, including an increase in popularity

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Survey: Kennedy has a 9-percentage point lead in a head-to-head race with the governor
Posted on 10/24/2018 12:50:00 PM.

Alongside the announcement that John Kennedy will announce his gubernatorial intentions by December 1st, the U.S. Senator released a poll showing he leads Governor Edwards 48% to 39% in a theoretical race. UL Lafayette Political Sci Professor Pearson Cross says the survey is a reminder that Edwards faces tough re-election chances.  

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Coastal restoration poll shows super majority support for coastal diversion
Posted on 10/3/2018 4:39:00 AM.

The Restore the Mississippi River Delta campaign has released a poll that shows 79-percent of coastal voters support diverting fresh water from the Mississippi River to build and maintain thousands of acres of land. There are those who oppose sediment diversion, because of the ecological impact. But Steve Cochran with the Campaign says...

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Secretary of State's poll shows tight race for second run-off spot
Posted on 9/27/2018 6:47:00 AM.
A new poll for the Secretary of State’s special election in November is out, with Democrat Renee Fontenot Free (22%)in the lead, followed by Republicans Julie Stokes and Rick Edmonds (11%). Edmonds commissioned the JMC Analytics poll.
Pollster John Couvillon says a Democrat leading a red state isn’t surprising, considering there are five republicans running. 
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Trump tops Oprah in statewide poll
Posted on 1/17/2018 1:42:00 AM.
A statewide poll by UNO shows President Donald Trump beating Oprah Winfrey by double digits in a hypothetical general election matchup. Trump gathered 60 percent of support in the poll of 722 Louisiana voters, with the results slip sharply along racial and gender lines. Pollster Ed Chervenak says part of the reason is the president’s high approval rating in the bayou
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Poll finds dissatisfaction with state's direction.
Posted on 12/26/2017 3:47:00 AM.

Only 36% of Louisianans feel that the state is moving in the right direction, according to a Southern Media & Opinion Research poll. 45%, and a majority of Republican voters disagree. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says the criticism of the Trump Administration is impacting how Louisiana voters feel about the state's future.

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President Trump's approval rating tops 50 percent in Louisiana
Posted on 7/26/2017 10:23:00 AM.

Most Louisiana residents approve of Donald Trump’s job performance, according to a recent Gallup poll. LSU political science professor Robert Hogan says that’s not surprising since the president won an overwhelming majority of the popular vote in the Bayou State. He says the poll shows that Louisiana voters like what the president is doing.

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Poll finds opinions split on President Trump, Obamacare
Posted on 5/15/2017 4:55:00 AM.

Louisiana support for President Donald Trump is split along party and race lines, according to a recent poll from Southern Media and Opinion Research. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says Republicans really like the President with 91 percent giving him a favorable approval rating. But he says that’s a stark contrast to the Democratic opinion.

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Poll finds voters do not want their taxes increased
Posted on 5/12/2017 5:56:00 AM.

Raising taxes is not popular among voters, according to a survey from Southern Media and Opinion Research. Lawmakers have proposed increasing taxes on everything from a pack of cigarettes to a gallon of gasoline to close a looming budget hole. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says two-thirds of voters say they do not want their legislator to raise the state’s gas tax.

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