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Posted: Friday, 04 April 2014 3:19PM

Poll: Landrieu leads but faces challenges

The latest poll in the Senate race this fall in Louisiana has incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu in the lead, but there's troubling information in it for her campaign according to University of Louisiana-Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross.

Magellan Strategies polled 600 registered voters and found Landrieu leading Republican Challenger Bill Cassidy 39 to 26 percent, with 28 undecided.

"That's where this election is going to lie, ultimately, who those people decide to pull the lever for," said Cross.

While Landrieu may appear to have less ground to cover to get those voters, the same poll also finds 52 percent disapproving of Senator Landrieu.

"If more than half the people already have an unfavorable opinion of her, that poses a real problem," said Cross.  "In the long run, that seems like it's going to pose problems for Senator Landrieu."

Baton Rouge businessman Lane Grigsby, who has backed conservative issues in the past, commissioned the poll.


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