New PPP poll: Vitter Badly Damaged; Highly Vulnerable in Runoff Election

This just in from Public Policy Polling:

A new [statewide] Public Policy Polling survey of Louisiana voters finds that David Vitter has seen a large decline in his popularity over the last year, and that while he’s still favored to make the runoff for Governor he is in a bad position when it comes to a head to head match-up with John Bel Edwards.

Key findings from the survey include:

Vitter has become quite unpopular, with only 34% of voters rating him favorably to 51% with a negative opinion of him. A year ago at this time 46% of voters approved of the job he was doing to just 35% who disapproved. Most striking is how sour even Republicans have gotten on him- only 46% rate him favorably to 44% who see him negatively. And he’s quite unpopular with both independents (30/52) and Democrats (24/58).

-Vitter is still well positioned to make the runoff election. His 27% standing is just behind 28% for John Bel Edwards, but well ahead of the 15% and 14% Scott Angelle and Jay Dardenne respectively are receiving. Among voters who are undecided for Governor, only 24% have a favorable opinion of Vitter to 49% with an unfavorable one, suggesting he may not have a lot of room to gain either.

When it comes to the runoff election Vitter trails Edwards 50/38, a massive turn around from a year ago when Vitter led that match up 50/32. 28% of Republican voters even say right now that they would vote for Edwards before they would vote for Vitter. Other Republicans fare better than Vitter in match ups against Edwards- Dardenne leads him 42/40, while Angelle ties at 40%.

Continue reading online at PPP at this link.

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8 Responses to New PPP poll: Vitter Badly Damaged; Highly Vulnerable in Runoff Election

  1. Stephen Winham says:

    Good news for John Bel Edwards and proof Vitter should never have taken Louisiana voters for granted.

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  2. Ara Rubyan says:

    So Bob, that thing about a Democrat never ever being a plausible gubernatorial winner in Louisiana: What happened between then and now?

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  3. Robert Mann says:

    No clue, but I always said I would be delighted if I had to eat my words. That said, there is a lifetime between now and the November runoff. This is a snapshot of what the race looks like today (or last week). We should be careful using a poll in September to predict what will happen in November. And Vitter will, of course, attack the poll because it is funded by Gubmo PAC.

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  4. Fran Shurtz says:

    Sent from my device to yours in the veritable blink of an eye…

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  5. Bob in BR says:

    There may be some hope for us after all. I agree that a lot can happen between now and November. The importance of voting is critical for the future of Louisiana this fall.

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  6. Michael Wade says:

    Louisiana could use some good news, and I guess that D. C. Diaper Dave’s slide will do for a starter. His dalliances with the D. C. Madam aside, this politician has fundamental character shortcomings that make him a quite unlikely answer for any of Louisiana’s real problems. He has been feeding at the public trough, to the great cost of taxpayers, long enough. Say goodnight, Dave…

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    • Fredster says:

      Michael if he doesn’t win the guv’s chair he’ll go back to the Senate. The problem for Vitter is he’ll be one of one hundred and also one who is not very well liked there either.

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  7. Fredster says:

    Can anyone say Scott Walker? Not that Vitter is going to drop out, but Walker was a favorite in the Repub race who just bombed. I’m sure no one is more surprised that Vitter. The problem for him is how to change that favorable/unfavorable number. What’s he gonna do about that?

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