Wednesday, March 01, 2006
by Steve Sabludowsky
Based upon the latest research by pollster Verne Kennedy, voters are angry and want change and they might want someone outside of the political mainstream.
In a poll financed by John Georges and performed by Media Research Insight (who was very public on television pushing levee board reform) from February 7 through February 15, out of 600 Louisiana voters, 53% of the voters said the state was on the totally wrong track while 30% stated Louisiana was on the totally right track.
Sixty-one percent of those polled want total new leaders, 27% want leaders with experience and 22% were identified with “strongly leaders with experience”.
Obviously, Hurricane Katrina and rita are having a major impact on the electorate. In answering the question, “Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the job Louisiana officials have done responding to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the destruction that followed?
The results are:
Strongly Dissatisfied 56%
Strongly Satisfied 11%
Total Dissatisfied 70%
Total Satisfied 23%
With less than two years left to go to the end of her administration, Kathleen Blanco has received a 20% re-elect and a 71% “Give Someone Else A Chance” mark.
LPNS: A TRIAL HEAT QUESTION IN THE POLL SHOWED BOBBY JINDAL WITH 36% AND KATHLEEN BLANCO AT 16% RE-ELECT, HER LOWEST SHOWING THUS FAR. HOW LOW CAN SHE GO?