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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Despite main stream media reports, polls find significant support for travel ban
Posted on 1/31/2017 10:45:00 AM.

Although most main stream media outlets have produced critical reports of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, multiple polls released show quite a bit of support for the executive order. A survey from the University of Quinnipiac finds between 42 and 48% of people support the order. LSU Political Communications Chair Martin Johnson says he expected this, especially with Louisianans.

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UNO poll finds Kennedy is still leading over Campbell in U.S. Senate race
Posted on 12/9/2016 10:48:00 AM.

A new poll conducted by the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center finds Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Kennedy continues to have a huge lead over Democrat Foster Campbell in Saturday’s election.

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Poll finds Gov Edwards' approval rating at 63%
Posted on 12/4/2016 3:13:00 PM.

A recent poll from Southern Media and Opinion Research finds Governor John Bel Edwards’ approval rating is at 63%. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says that’s a big improvement over the governor’s approval rating earlier this year.

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New poll finds tight race for US Senate in Louisiana
Posted on 9/21/2016 11:20:00 AM.

A new independent poll on the election for US Senate in Louisiana finds a tight race. Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy still leads the Southern Media and Opinion Research survey of 500 likely voters with 17%. But Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says GOP Lafayette Congressman Charles Boustany is only two percentage points back.

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UNO Poll: Edwards' approval rating at 49%
Posted on 8/2/2016 11:05:00 AM.

A poll from the University of New Orleans finds that 49% of Louisiana residents surveyed give Governor John Bel Edward positive marks in his performance for his nearly eight months in office. UNO Pollster Ed Chervenak says they surveyed 600 likely voters and his favorability rating seems to be rising.

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Edwards maintains lead in two new polls on governor's race
Posted on 11/12/2015 12:26:00 PM.
Two new polls on the governor's race show Democrat John Bel Edwards leading Republican David Vitter with 10 days to go before the election. A Market Research Insight poll published by The Advocate Edwards leading Vitter, 52 to 38 percent, if roughly 26-percent of African-Americans vote in the election.  
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New poll shows tight races of Lt. Governor and Attorney General
Posted on 11/5/2015 3:31:00 AM.

A new statewide poll shows tight races for Lt. Governor and Attorney General. The survey of 600 Louisiana voters was paid for by Nextstar television stations and conducted by JMC Analytics. Pollster John Couvillon says in the AG’s race, Republican Jeff Landry has a slight lead over Republican incumbent Buddy Caldwell, 38% to 34%percent. He says 29% are undecided.

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Another poll shows Edwards with a double-digit lead
Posted on 11/4/2015 1:51:00 AM.

Another poll shows Democrat John Bel Edwards with a double-digit lead over Republican David Vitter in the gubernatorial runoff. The Baton Rouge Advocate published a poll from Market Research Insight, which found Edwards leading Vitter 54 to 38-percent if African-American voter turnout is at 25-percent. UL Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says Vitter is in trouble, but the race isn’t over yet.

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