Now that two Republicans have officially announced their candidacies to oppose Gov. John Bel Edwards (D), Remington Research went into the field to test where the contenders currently stand. The survey (12/11-12; 1,680 LA likely 2019 gubernatorial election voters) finds Gov. Edwards holding a jungle primary lead over both US Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-Alto/Alexandria) and developer Eddie Rispone (R). But, advancing to a run-off election should no candidate score majority support suggests the final outcome could be very close.
With all individuals appearing on the ballot for the original vote, which will come next October, Gov. Edwards would lead Rep. Abraham and Mr. Rispone, 43-31-9%. But, the mid-40s may be at least an early ceiling for Mr. Edwards. If he and Rep. Abraham advanced to a run-off, the two would tie at 44% apiece. If Mr. Rispone finished second in the original election, Gov. Edwards would top him in the run-off, but only by a 46-39% margin.
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