(1/28/19) According to our partners at The News-Star, a new poll shows Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards with a significant lead over GOP opponents Congressman Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddie Rispone, though few of those surveyed are yet familiar with the governor’s challengers.
The poll was commissioned by Education Reform Now Advocacy, a charter-school friendly group that generally supports Democrats, and conducted by LJR Custom Strategies.
Forty-five percent of those surveyed said they would vote for Edwards if the election were held today, followed by 17 percent who would vote for Abraham and 4 percent for Rispone. Thirty-two percent were unsure and 1 percent would vote for someone else.
Fifty-three percent of the 600 likely voters who responded to the survey Jan. 14-27 identified as Democrats, 34 percent as Republicans and 13 percent as no party or other.