Skip to comments.Louisiana Senate: Vitter (R) 53%, Melancon (D) 35%
Posted on 06/29/2010 3:53:05 PM PDT by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief
Louisianas race for the U.S. Senate looks largely the same way it has since the beginning of the year, with incumbent Republican David Vitter continuing to earn over 50% of the vote in a state with unusually high Tea Party membership.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Louisiana finds Vitter, who is seeking a second six-year term, with 53% support. His Democratic challenger, Congressman Charlie Melancon, picks up 35% of the vote. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, and nine percent (9%) are undecided.
In April, Vitter posted a similar lead over Melancon.
Since January, Vitters support has never fallen below the 50% mark considered critical for incumbents, ranging instead from 52% to 57%. Melancon, by contrast, has been unable to break out of the 30s, with his support holding in the 33% to 36% range.
The Republican leads by nearly 30 points among male voters and by a more modest 11 points among women. He holds a three-to-one lead among voters not affiliated with either major party.
Vitter has accused Melancon of supporting President Obamas six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling following the disastrous oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. In a state highly dependent on the oil industry, voters strongly support both offshore and deepwater drilling despite the environmental catastrophe that is already washing oil onto Louisiana shores. Melancon has denied the accusation, part of a continuing effort by Vitter to link the Democrat to the president who is unpopular in the state.
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Yawn. Is this race even remotely competitive any more? With Obama choking off oil drilling in the gulf, I wonder if Melancon will sink into the 20s.
Melancon should run a commercial suggesting that they use diapers to absorb the spilled BP oil.
Timing is everything. 4 years ago Vitter would be history. Obama is so bad Vitter now looks to win in a landslide. LOL!