BATON ROUGE, La – The month of June begins with Congressman Ralph Abraham tied 45-45 against Governor John Bel Edwards.
The tied race coincides with Ralph Abraham’s name recognition exceeding 50 percent across Louisiana for the first time. This data shows a clear trend that Ralph Abraham will overtake Governor Edwards as his name recognition increases.
The survey, conducted by the nationally recognized polling firm, Remington Research, shows Congressman Abraham extending his lead over his Republican opponent to 26 points, strengthening the likelihood Abraham will be taking on Governor Edwards in the November General Election.
When asked if the Governor has done a good enough job to deserve reelection, John Bel Edwards is strongly repudiated, with only 42 percent of likely voters responding that he should be sent back for a second term and 48 percent responding that Louisiana needs a new governor.
“These are devastating numbers for an incumbent Governor – or really an incumbent anything – to be facing headed into re-election,” stated Lionel Rainey III, Ralph Abraham’s political consultant.
Congressman Ralph Abraham adds, “Voters are responding to our message of lower taxes and more jobs. They are sick of watching Louisiana lose and are ready to embrace a conservative leader who can turn things around.”
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Survey conducted June 1 through June 2, 2019. 1,471 likely 2019 General Election voters participated in the survey. Survey weighted to match expected turnout demographics for the 2019 General Election. Margin of Error is +/-2.6%. Totals do not always equal 100% due to rounding.