LA-GOV: Jindal Leads Breaux 56-26
LA Voters Seem Ready to Look Forward, Not Backwards
By Adam C Posted in 2007 — Comments (8) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Despite the media's portrayal of ex-SEN Breaux (D) as a demi-god in LA, a new poll from SMOR (3/19) shows:
Jindal (R): 56%
Breaux (D): 26
Campbell (D): 5
Boasso (R): 2
The same polling company found Jindal leading Blanco 59-24 on 3/19 not much different than Jindal's lead 58-31 over Blanco on 1/18. So it seems that the substitution of Breaux for Blanco isn't changing the race that much (although I'd prefer to see a second poll to confirm).
That shouldn't surprise people closely following the race. Jindal has run on his own competence, intelligence and vision instead of running an anti-Blanco campaign. With Blanco dropping out, this decision seems vindicated. And Jindal's vision of a prosperous and reformed LA is popular.
Jindal is the future of LA, Breaux is the past.
As mentioned in one article covering the poll:
Pollsters, like Bernie Pinsonat of Southern Media & Opinion Research, tell thenew995fm.com that the latest polls show that former U.S. Senator John Breaux would be ‘a significant underdog' in a race against Republican Congressman Bobby Jindal. Pinsonat says the latest survey shows Jindal leading Breaux by nearly 30%, with 55% of those polled favoring Jindal and 25.6% supporting Breaux. The pollster says ‘not a lot of people could name anything he (Breaux) has done for Louisiana recently.
That happens when a former populist becomes a Big Lobbyist.