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Posted: Thursday, 03 July 2014 7:02AM

Senate race neck and neck



A new poll on Louisiana's US Senate race shows its a toss-up between Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu and Republican challenger Bill Cassidy. Each had 47-percent of the vote in a potential run-off. That's  according to Public Policy Polling.

Pollster Tom Jensen gives a slight edge to Cassidy, because of Landrieu's poor approval ratings.

"Senator Landrieu's approval rating is only 42%, 52% of voters disapprove of her," Jensen said. "Most of the time when you see an incumbent with those kinds of approval numbers, they usually don't get re-elected."
 
Landrieu could possibly avoid a run-off, if she received 50-percent or more of the vote in the primary. But Jensen says their survey shows the three-term senator getting 44-percent of the vote in a primary race featuring Cassidy and republicans Rob Maness and Paul Hollis.
 
"Even with 17-percent of voters still undecided, it's unlikely that Mary Landrieu can get to 50% in November, because among those undecided voters, only 8% disapprove of her."
 
Public Policy Polling, which is based in North Carolina, polled 664 registered voters last week. 

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People : Bill CassidyMary LandrieuPaul HollisRob ManessTom Jensen
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