The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center’s telephone survey accurately predicted Saturday’s results in the runoff election for Louisiana governor. It was the only poll to forecast that Democratic candidate John Bel Edwards would defeat Republican candidate David Vitter with 56 percent of the vote.
Vitter, a U.S. Senator, finished with 44 percent of the vote. The statewide poll of 600 likely voters was conducted Nov. 2-8. To view the entire poll, click here.
The same Survey Research Center poll also predicted that Republican Billy Nungesser would defeat Democrat Kip Holden by 10 points in the runoff for lieutenant governor.
The UNO Survey Research Center is directed by Ed Chervenak. Since 1985, it has collected information about public opinions, beliefs and values on a wide range of social, economic and political issues. In that time, it has gained a reputation for accuracy and integrity in public opinion research.