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Louisiana Senate: Democrat’s Landrieu Leads down the Stretch

Rasmussen Reports, 10/13 – 10/14

Louisiana Senate

  • Mary Landrieu – Democrat – 41%
  • Bill Cassidy – Republican – 38%
  • Rob Maness – Tea Party – 14%
  • Other – 2%
  • Undecided – 5%

The latest Rasmussen Reports poll has demonstrated that the Democrat Mary Landrieu continues to lead over her Republican opponent Bill Cassidy. Both candidates have led the polls at various times throughout the year according to Rasmussen Reports. Landrieu secured 41 percent of the votes, while Cassidy had 38 percent. The Tea Party candidate, Rob Maness tallied 14 percent of the vote, 2 percent of voters chose a different candidate, and 5 percent were undecided.

In the September poll, Cassidy led 44 percent to Landreiu’s 41 percent, in July, Landrieu held the lead with 46 percent to Cassidy’s 43 percent, and in January Cassidy secured 44 percent of the votes to Landrieu’s 40 percent.

This election has been tough to predict as voter opinion continues to change in each of the major polls.

46 percent of voters see Landrieu as a favorable candidate and 51 percent do not. For Cassidy, he is viewed as the more favorable candidate. He achieved a favorability rating of 54 percent, while only 41 percent of the voters did not favor him.

The debate between the two candidates occurred on Tuesday night and it was viewed as a stalemate. Cassidy survived and Landrieu did not bomb. Judging by the numbers and the outcome of the debate, one could predict that Landrieu will take the election, but due to the unpredictable nature of the polls to date, it is a tough to rule completely out Cassidy.

Landrieu’s platform revolved around focusing on Louisiana and reminding voters that she isn’t directly linked to President Barack Obama, but rather, that she is dedicated to securing a favorable future for the state.

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