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Poll Reveals Two Candidates for LA Governor Nearly Neck and Neck

from file

LA GOVERNOR’S RACE POLL – Louisiana voters will vote for a new governor in about 7 months time from now and the ballot will be fairly crowded with mostly Republicans as 5 members of the GOP are running. One Democrat and One Independent make for a total of 7 gubernatorial candidates. A new poll conducted by JMC Analytics that ran from March 6th through 8th had some revelations as to who might be favored among voters.

It shows Democrat Shawn Wilson and Republican Jeff Landry are nearly neck and neck with Wilson at 29% of favorable responses to Landry’s 28% rating. But the survey taken at the time included possible candidate Republican Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves running third at 12% before Graves opted out of the race last week. The poll did not include president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry Republican Stephen Waguespack, who announced his candidacy last week.

Other poll findings show Republican state Treasurer John Schroder at 3%, Independent trial attorney Hunter Lundy at 3%, Republican state Sen. Sharon Hewitt at 2% and Republican state Rep. Richard Nelson at 1%. 22% of poll respondents for the Louisiana Governor’s race were undecided.

Political watchers are expecting support for Democrat Wilson will be strong among his party and likely send him to a run-off with whomever Republicans favor in October.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.