The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has released the results of a telephone survey on the 2017 New Orleans mayoral runoff. Latoya Cantrell enjoys an 11-point lead over Desiree Charbonnet. The survey of 602 likely Orleans Parish voters was conducted Nov. 1-8. Cantrell is most popular with African-Americans, women and millennials, the survey found.
Here are a few highlights of the survey:
• Over one-half of voters who cast a ballot for Michael Bagneris plan on voting for Cantrell.
• One-fifth of respondents say they are undecided.
• Cantrell performs slightly better than Charbonnet with white voters. Cantrell enjoys a nearly 20 percentage point advantage over Cantrell with African-Americans.
• Voters who approve of Mayor Mitch Landrieu support Cantrell in the runoff.
• Mayor Landrieu has a 54 percent approval rating.
The poll, which is conducted under the direction of UNO political scientist Ed Chervenak with research associates Leah Bordlee and Michael Esealuka, yields a 4 percent margin of error at a 95 percent level of confidence. To review the entire poll, click here.
Since 1986, the University of New Orleans 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.