The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has released the results of its 2015 Louisiana Gubernatorial Runoff Survey. The statewide telephone poll of 600 likely voters was conducted Nov. 2-8.
Here is a summary of the results:
• Two-thirds of likely voters say Louisiana is headed in the wrong direction.
• Nearly one-half of respondents report that the state’s economy has worsened over the past year.
• Gov. Bobby Jindal has a 70 percent disapproval rating.
• In the race for governor, John Bel Edwards enjoys a 22 point lead over David Vitter among likely voters.
• One-fourth of Republicans say they are going to vote for the Democratic candidate, John Bel Edwards.
• Nearly one-third of conservatives say they are going to vote for Edwards.
• Nearly one-half of voters who cast a ballot for Scott Angelle and Jay Dardenne plan on voting for Edwards.
• Three-fourths of voters who strongly disapprove of Bobby Jindal support Edwards in the runoff.
• Billy Nungesser has a 10-point lead over Kip Holden in the Lieutenant Governor’s race.
The combined landline and cell phone sample matches the gender, age and race parameters from the voter file obtained from the Louisiana Secretary of State. The margin of error is plus or minus four percent at a 95 percent level of confidence, according to Ed Chervenak, director of the UNO Survey Research Center. Chervenak was assisted in producing the survey by research assistants Elizabeth Juhasz and Deborah Toscano.
Since 1985, the UNO Survey Research Center 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.