-Louisiana could have a fun race for Governor in 2015. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is seen pretty positively statewide, with 49% of voters rating him favorably to 26% with an unfavorable opinion. In a hypothetical contest with Senator David Vitter, who has a 46/38 approval rating, the two would be tied at 44%. Landrieu would have a slight edge over Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne at 44-42. If Landrieu decided to run it appears that it would be a competitive race.
-Louisiana mirrors what we find in most southern states when it comes to legal rights for same sex couples- its voters oppose gay marriage but would support civil unions. Only 29% of voters in the state think same sex marriage should be legal to 59% who believe it should be illegal. But 54% of voters at least support civil unions to only 41% who think there should be no recognition at all for gay couples.
-59% of voters in the state think that the Saints' bounty program was inappropriate...but 60% also think that the NFL's punishment of the franchise was too strict. Sean Payton's image hasn't suffered any damage from the whole scandal- 74% of people in Louisiana see him positively to 6% with a negative opinion. Drew Brees is one of the most popular people PPP's ever polled on anywhere- 86% of voters in the state have a favorable opinion of him to just 4% with an unfavorable one. One person not doing too well there is Roger Goodell- he has a 17/42 favorability spread.
You can add Louisiana to the list of states where Hillary Clinton might be competitive with a 2016 Presidential bid, at least at this stage. She has a 46/44 favorability rating in the state and has 3 points lead over Jindal (48/45) and Rubio (46/43) in hypothetical match ups. She ties Ryan at 46.
-Finally we polled on some historical items in Louisiana. In a rematch of the 1991 Gubernatorial race Edwin Edwards would beat David Duke by a much wider margin than he did the first time around, 62/15. He would even win 44/24 with Republican. Edwards has a 42/44 favorability rating in the state, pretty decent numbers for a politician who's done time. His numbers are better than Barack Obama and Bobby Jindal's there.
A 38% plurality of Louisianans have no opinion about Huey Long. Those who do have one see him positively by a 36/26 margin. Democrats (42/19) like him, Republicans (30/35) don't.
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