Raleigh, N.C.— Six months have passed since PPP last polled Louisiana, but Mary Landrieu’s fortunes have not changed. Despite being one of the national Republicans’ top targets in their bid to capture control of the Senate, Landrieu remains a favorite for re-election. The senator’s brother Mitch is also an early, though slight, frontrunner for the 2015 gubernatorial election.
46% approve and 43% disapprove of Sen. Landrieu’s job performance, so-so numbers. But in three- or four-way ‘jungle primary’ ballot tests with two or three possible Republican opponents, Landrieu places at 47-48%, about twice her nearest competitor. In runoff election matchups, Landrieu has exactly 50% across the board, leading her most likely opponent Bill Cassidy by ten points (40%), Rob Maness by 13 (37%), and Elbert Guillory by 14 (36%). That 50-40 versus Cassidy is the same as in the February poll.