Remington Research, polling for gubernatorial candidate Ralph Abraham (R), released their latest data for the impending 2019 Governor’s race featuring incumbent John Bel Edwards (D) seeking re-election. The new poll (3/13-14; 1464 LA likely voters; 732 self-identified Democratic voters) finds Gov. Edwards holding a 44-33-10% jungle primary lead over Rep. Abraham (R-Alto/ Monroe) and developer Eddie Rispone (R), respectively.
If no candidate receives a majority vote in the October 12th primary, the top two finishers would face each other in the general election on November 16th. In the head-to-head pairings, Gov. Edwards would top Rep. Abraham, 47-45%, and Mr. Rispone, 48-42%. The results obviously indicate that a very close race could develop later this year.
In an interesting aside, the pollsters asked Democratic voters if they would definitely support Gov. Edwards, consider voting for another Democrat, or are not planning to support any Democratic gubernatorial candidate. The results: 59% reported definitely backing Mr. Edwards, with 19% saying they are not planning to vote Democratic. An additional 17% said they would consider voting for a Democrat other than Gov. Edwards.
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