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Election 2008: Louisiana Senate
Landrieu Leads Kennedy by 10 in Louisiana Senate Race

Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu now leads challenger John Kennedy 53% to 43% in her bid for re-election, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state.

Though her lead has dropped slightly from last month, this marks the third straight poll to find Landrieu with a double-digit lead over her challenger. The latest numbers have been great news for Landrieu, who was once considered the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent this cycle.

The race remains tight among unaffiliated voters, with Landrieu leading 44% to 43%. While the incumbent leads 56% to 40% among women, her lead is smaller among men, 50% to 46% (Premium Members can view full demographic crosstabs).

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Landrieu’s favorable ratings have slipped a bit from last month. The Senator is now viewed favorably by 56%, down from 61% in September, and unfavorably by 42%, up from 36%. Kennedy’s ratings are 46% favorable, 48% unfavorable. His reviews have also grown more negative this month.

The Democrats currently have 51 Senators in their caucus (including two independents). Take a moment to predict whether they will add enough new Senators to reach the magic number of 60 following Election 2008.

Governor Bobby Jindal remains one of the nation’s most popular governors, earning good or excellent ratings from 75% of voters, while just 3% give his job performance a poor rating.

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This telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports October 21, 2008. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.


Louisiana Trends: Kennedy vs. Landrieu

Date

Kennedy

Landrieu

10/21/2008

43%

53%

41%

54%

37%

53%

44%

49%

44%

47%


Favorable Ratings for Senate Candidates in Louisiana

 

Landrieu (D)

Kennedy (R)

Very Favorable

34%

13%

Somewhat Favorable

22%

33%

Somewhat Unfavorable

17%

28%

Very Unfavorable

25%

20%

Not Sure

2%

6%


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Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports, has been an independent pollster for more than a decade.