Trump, Edwards Polling Well In Louisiana
A new poll from Southern Media and Opinion Research shows Republican Donald Trump winning the Presidential race in the Bayou State and six in ten voters give Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards a favorable rating. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says Trump has a strong lead over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.
“Donald Trump’s doing very well in Louisiana. He’s at 49%, and Hillary Clinton’s at 33%,” Pinsonat said.
Pinsonat says only 8-percent of voters remain undecided about the presidential race. But neither candidate is well liked. Pinsonat says 53% of voters have an unfavorable view of Trump, while 60% dislike Clinton.
“Hillary’s doing very poorly in Louisiana. She’s got extremely high negatives, and she may be doing worse than Obama did,” Pinsonat said.
The survey also found that Edwards’ approval rating is at 60%. But Pinsonat says one elected official beat out Edwards as the most popular Louisiana leader.
“You have to say they’re very good numbers for a Democrat in Louisiana, but John Kennedy regained his ranking as the most popular statewide elected official,” Pinsonat said.