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Louisiana Senate: Landrieu (D) 47% Kennedy (R) 44%

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Louisiana shows U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu with a three-percentage point advantage over Republican challenger John Kennedy 47% to 44%.

Landrieu leads by nine points among women but trails by five among men. The incumbent attracts 69% of Democrats and has a twenty-two percentage point lead among unaffiliated voters. Kennedy earns 77% of the Republican vote.

Landrieu leads among those who earn $60,000 a year or less while Kennedy leads among those who earn at least $75,000 annually.

Seventy-eight percent (78%) of Obama supporters also support Landrieu while 70% of McCain supporters will vote for Kennedy. McCain leads Obama by nine points in Louisiana, but the two men are very competitive nationally in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.

Landrieu is viewed favorably by 59% of the state’s voters, Kennedy by 57%.

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Incumbents who poll below 50% are generally considered potentially vulnerable. Landrieu is the only incumbent Democrat in that category so far. At least eleven Republican Senate seats are potentially in play for Democrats including seats in Alaska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, New Mexico, Colorado, Mississippi, Minnesota, Virginia,

Kentucky, and Texas.

Republican Governor Bobby Jindal earns positive reviews as well--67% say he is doing a good or an excellent job. Those giving the Governor positive reviews include 87% of Republicans, 57% of Democrats, and 55% of unaffiliated voters. Overall, just 10% believe he is doing a poor job.

Jindal has been mentioned as a potential Vice-Presidential candidate for the GOP and spent Memorial Day weekend visiting with John McCain in Arizona.

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Louisiana Leans Democratic

Latest RR Poll

RR Poll Avg.

RR Mkts.

In Trade

2002 Results

Kennedy (R)

43%

40%

48%

Landrieu (D)

53%

53%

52%

This telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports May 28, 2008. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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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.