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Posted: Wednesday, 18 December 2013 8:01AM

Vitter and Landrieu top poll for Gov. race



A runoff between Republican U.S. Senator David Vitter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu for Louisiana Governor?

A new poll on the 2015 election gives Vitter 35%, Landrieu 29% and Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne 22%.

"Figures showed that Vitter is not invincible," UL Political Science Professor Pearson Cross noted.

He says, however, that Vitter most recent reelection shows he has a base of statewide support.

"He won about 60 percent of the vote last time, dusting his Democratic candidate, so one should not underestimate David Vitter."

What is clear, he says, is that many voters are not sold on Vitter as of now.

"Having Landrieu come in with 29, almost 30 percent of the vote, you have to say, 'Gee there are a number of voters there who might go some other way.' "

Landrieu is currently seeking reelection to the mayor's office and has not said if he will run.

Daredenne paid for the poll.

Cross says the results should have Dardenne reconsidering if he should even run.


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