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.

"Everything about this survey literally boils down to whats your party and whats your race, so we could call it the impact of Trumpism."

Pinsonat says the trickle down from a hostile national political environment is even damaging typically safe state Republicans.

"Statewide elected officials who are Republicans are sitting around 53% which is unusual because they are usually very popular."

Pinsonat says negative national media coverage is responsible.

"A tremendous amount of news coverage primarily negative against Trump and the Republicans is pouring into Louisiana. "