Wednesday, March 22, 2006


New Poll: Jindal lead big for governor

picture: Senator Walter Boasso


U.S. Rep. Bobby Jindal has a commanding lead in a trial heat for governor, a poll conducted by Verne Kennedy in March shows.

In a poll of 600 likely voters, Jindal had more than a two-to-one lead over all comers.

The results: Jindal at 39%, retired U.S. Sen. John Breaux 17%; Gov. Kathleen Blanco 16%, U.S. Sen. David Vitter 10% and former Attorney General Richard Ieyoub 2%. Shaw Group CEO Jim Bernhard, PSC Commissioner Foster Campbell and state Sen. Walter Boasso each had 1%. Twelve percent of the respondents were undecided.

Vitter has said he won't run, giving Jindal a boost.

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