Louisiana's "jungle" primary (all candidates run regardless of party; if no candidate gets 50% + 1 the top 2 candidates proceed to the November general election) is approaching, and while local ballots will be jammed with candidates for nearly every office, most of the attention and money will be spent on the race at the top of the ticket: Governor. The three major candidates are incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards (Democrat), Dr. Ralph Abraham (Republican Congressman from northeast Louisiana), and Eddie Rispone (Republican businessman and first-time candidate from Baton Rouge).
To date, it has mostly been the chattering classes that have paid attention to the Governor's race; however, we are now in the bell lap for the primary and the television ads, direct mail pieces, and social media engagement tactics are ramped up for the home stretch. With that in mind, we have provided a quick and easy snapshot of the race’s current polls, status of the current campaign finance filings and important upcoming dates.
500 chronic voters participated in the survey conducted by Louisiana pollster Bernie Pinsonat and paid for by a group of undisclosed private clients. There was a 4.4% margin of error.
Click here to see how the polls have evolved throughout the race.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
September 28 - October 5: Early Voting
October 12th: Jungle Primary
November 16th: General Election