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Louisiana Senate: Landrieu (D) 46%, Cassidy (R) 43%
Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 10, 2014

Posted on 07/12/2014 10:40:40 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu now has a narrow edge over Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy in Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race. Landrieu picks up 46% of the vote to Cassidy’s 43%, according to a new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Louisiana Voters. Five percent (5%) like some other candidate in the race, while six percent (6%) are undecided.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: cassidy; landrieu; louisiana; paulhollis; polls
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1 posted on 07/12/2014 10:40:40 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

With the democrats in charge, they still manage to out-poll republicans? WTF?


2 posted on 07/12/2014 10:43:04 AM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

She’ll survive.


3 posted on 07/12/2014 10:43:04 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; ...

All polls show Cassidey running very close to Landrieu and in some cases slightly ahead. The Democrat consistantly polls under 50%. I rate this as perhaps our best shot at unseating an incumbent.


4 posted on 07/12/2014 10:43:10 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Clintonfatigued

That is incredible. Certainly, the voters are fed up with her. Or perhaps, and more likely, 46% of those polled are brain dead.


5 posted on 07/12/2014 10:46:44 AM PDT by Temujinshordes
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To: Clintonfatigued

Is someone watching so as not to repeat what happened in Mississippi?


6 posted on 07/12/2014 10:48:32 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Temujinshordes

Voter fraud in Chocolate City.


7 posted on 07/12/2014 10:48:35 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Clintonfatigued

The GOPe has successfully crushed the motivation of the base.


8 posted on 07/12/2014 10:49:20 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

As my momma always said........Stupid is as Stupid Does...


9 posted on 07/12/2014 10:49:27 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: vmivol00

good. The GOPe has lost the Southland. F-em and that mulatto ass they rode in on.


10 posted on 07/12/2014 10:50:55 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: Clintonfatigued

If this is a Ras poll, the GOPe is in MAJOR trouble. About that, I admit to mixed feelings.


11 posted on 07/12/2014 10:55:27 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Clintonfatigued

UNFREAKING BELIEVABLE!!!


12 posted on 07/12/2014 10:55:34 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
At this point--almost four more months until Election Day--Mary Landrieu is probably benefitting from name recognition. And she still has only a three-percentage-point lead.

Plus, an incumbent's polling under 50 percent is seldom to be interpreted as good news for that incumbent...

13 posted on 07/12/2014 10:56:26 AM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: Dick Bachert
It's not unbelievable when one considers the Senate leadership. They blew the same advantage in 2012.

You know the definition of madness, doing the same thing with the same people over and over again, and expecting different results.

-PJ

14 posted on 07/12/2014 10:59:30 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: vmivol00
"The GOPe has successfully crushed the motivation of the base."

BS, it shouldn't matter what the GOPe does or if they run Bozo the clown, the last 7 years have shown that there is no way any Democrat should still be in office. Obama, Reid, and Pelosi are the only facts that should matter to any voter in the country.

15 posted on 07/12/2014 11:00:37 AM PDT by WHBates
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To: RIghtwardHo

This poll is likely a reflection of reality on the ground. It’s an unfortunate effect of events in neighboring Mississippi and, in general, the GOPe’s war on their conservative base. That RINO war on the base is certainly demoralizing and demotivating to the base. But the dumb-ass GOPe mistakenly thinks that their war will simply get the base to “shut up and go to the polls to elect who we tell you to elect”.

By the way folks, help send a message to the GOPe that even THEY will understand - defeat McConnell and Cochran by voting for their DemocRAT opponents this November.


16 posted on 07/12/2014 11:04:47 AM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

This is what happens with the GOP-E pursues Amnesty and refuses to fight for anything else.

The voters see no real difference and it tends to demoralize our base, especially those who are not very politically aware on our side.


17 posted on 07/12/2014 11:06:14 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: House Atreides

I can understand not voting, but voting for a democrat is disgusting.


18 posted on 07/12/2014 11:09:29 AM PDT by dforest
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To: SoConPubbie

The Establishment has made some bad choices. I don’t know where Bill Cassidy stands on immigration policy.


19 posted on 07/12/2014 11:10:21 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Last night standing in a long line for a Braum’s ice cream in Tx and guess who the minority is in the store?
Me—— the only hope for the future is to teach and convert the many into constitutional conservatives-—otherwise its Turd World status for the USA in the future.


20 posted on 07/12/2014 11:19:15 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tryranny)
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To: AmericanExceptionalist

This is Rasmussen, look at his approval for Obama, it has been running 46-48% while others have it 41-44%.
He has changed his polling makeup to account for the Obama phenom of 08 and 12, placing the same emphasis on other Dem politicians in individual states.
I would put Landrieu’s numbers near 42-43%.


21 posted on 07/12/2014 11:35:14 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: House Atreides
That is plain wrong. All voting for the dem does is tell the GOPe they were right and the Tea Party wrong, that the country wants more, not less, liberalism/socialism. Vote for the 3rd party conservative candidate or do a write in if allowed. The GOP still loses but the GOPe can see just how many disenfranchised angry conservative Republicans there really are. Also, we have to stop voting for evil candidates and vote for good candidates, and stop worrying about winning or losing. If we all can get into that mindset, we will win elections and we will elect good people.
22 posted on 07/12/2014 11:48:52 AM PDT by erkelly
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To: rest

Actually, having McConnell continue to be in the Senate leading the caucus (with his staff periodically changing Thad Cochran’s diaper and helping him to understand how to vote each time) is what IS disgusting.

We certainly don’t want to remove all RINOs (they can have their place and there are SOME states where that’s the best we can do) but it is in our long term interest to SELECTIVELY remove certain SELECT RINOs. Taking this “rifle shot” approach can accomplish two major objectives, send a message to the remaining Congressional RINOs and also increase the percentage of TRUE conservatives among the caucus.

Eric Cantor was a prime example of a RINO who needed to be defeated at all costs. In his case we were lucky to be able to defeat him in the primary (with a TRUE conservative) instead of in the general election in November. Cantor’s VILE, DESPICABLE, CORRUPTING, TRAITOROUS presence won’t be missed in the Republican caucus come January 2015.


23 posted on 07/12/2014 11:53:49 AM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Landrieu has a huge money advantage and name recognition. But the race hasn’t started yet and Cassidy is within the margin of error. A good campaign could win this for the GOP. No one gave Ron Johnson much chance against Russ Feingold at this point in 2010 either.


24 posted on 07/12/2014 11:59:29 AM PDT by tellw
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To: Clintonfatigued

Landrieu shouldn’t even be that close.

What the hell, Louisiana?


25 posted on 07/12/2014 12:21:14 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: AmericanExceptionalist
"And she still has only a three-percentage-point lead."

That's not a lead for an incumbent- Cassidy has his 43% PLUS the 6% undecided- giving him a 49% to 46% lead.

26 posted on 07/12/2014 12:42:29 PM PDT by matthew fuller (It's past time to impeach our illegal alien mooslim marxist president.)
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To: WHBates

You are right but it won’t make you acceptable to this bunch. It is a good thing that they have more bravado than influence.


27 posted on 07/12/2014 12:52:03 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Sen Mary is benefitting from the media blackout of Obamacare bad news and the delay in the employer mandate.


28 posted on 07/12/2014 1:02:22 PM PDT by Buck-I-Guy
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To: Clintonfatigued
The Establishment has made some bad choices. I don’t know where Bill Cassidy stands on immigration policy.

Yes it has, but the problem is that those bad choices affects overall GOP turnout and popularity.

Those decisions are more than likely impacting Cassidy, especially if he does not come out and separate himself from those bad decisions.
29 posted on 07/12/2014 1:07:26 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Landrieu shouldn’t even be that close.

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The Landrieu name is well known in LA and she’ll draw the democratic support.
Obama got 40.5% in 2012 and she’ll outdraw him, imo.


30 posted on 07/12/2014 1:09:35 PM PDT by deport
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To: WHBates

Keep telling yourself that. Folks who aren’t motivated don’t bother to show up and vote.


31 posted on 07/12/2014 1:18:19 PM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: vmivol00
"The GOPe has successfully crushed the motivation of the base."

Absolutely correct and the reason the GOP will NOT win a Senate majority.

They don't deserve it.

They will be lucky to hold the House at this rate.

In order for Constitutional Conservatism to rise, the GOP must first be destroyed.

It does not matter if that is in the Primary election or the General election.

Defeat them all, at all costs.

32 posted on 07/12/2014 1:27:59 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: House Atreides
"defeat McConnell and Cochran by voting for their DemocRAT opponents this November.

A landslide would be ideal.

33 posted on 07/12/2014 1:30:00 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner
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Sadly, I tend to agree ...


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34 posted on 07/12/2014 3:11:36 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: LucyT
Whether 100% accurate or not, LT, this election shows you where the electorate's thought patterns lie.

If we wish our ideas to prevail, we must open another front. It is all well and good to focus on the evils of Obama. However since half the electorate + a couple doesn't believe us, we have to offer something better than "We Are Not Obama."

Leader,
Program,
Plan.

We need specifics, we need them now ... and we need to turn out the vote. I have turned off "Right Wing Radio." It is preaching to the choir ... and its negativity is IMNVHO, causing a "depression," a sense of hopelessness in the non-democrat base that keeps it home on election day.

Mary Landrieu? Cannot the ordinary voters of LA see that this woman is a drooling idiot? Of course, the politically immature of NOLA ....Chocolate City .... will back her whether they know they are voting or not .... but FCS, what about the rest of the state?

35 posted on 07/12/2014 3:53:06 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The GOP is dying. What do we do now?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

She’s been running ads. Cassidy hasn’t run any.


36 posted on 07/12/2014 3:58:35 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Don't forget Louisiana's bizarre election format.

All candidates (in this case one Democrat, the incumbent, Mary Landreau, and three Republicans -- Bill Cassidy, Paul Hollis, and Rob Maness) will be on the November 4 ballot. If no candidate achieves a majority -- which seems likely -- a runoff will take place on December 6.

Now, imagine what would happen if, after the November 4 votes were counted across thew nation, we had 50 Republicans and 49 Democrats either as Senators or Senators-elect, with Louisiana's runoff still to come. The GOP needs 51 seats for a majority; 50 would be enough for the Democrats, given Biden's tie-breaking vote.

Just imagine the carnival atmosphere in Louisiana with one month of campaigning left (most likely Landreau vs. Cassidy, as the other two Republicans have been polling in the single digits), with control of the Senate awaiting the outcome.

37 posted on 07/12/2014 4:44:36 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("The power to tax is the power to destroy." -- Chief Justice John Marshall, 1819)
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To: Mariner

The two most effective crossover votes would be against Boehner (forget his opponent’s name) and McConnell, voting for Grimes.

Grimes is ultraliberal, but at least we know what to expect from her.

McDaniel will overcome the fraud the GOPe propagated in that race, I count that seat as TEA.


38 posted on 07/12/2014 4:57:03 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

No, she won’t.


39 posted on 07/13/2014 5:27:26 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Clintonfatigued

LOL. If this is out best shot and we’re still behind... Going to be pretty miserable election!


40 posted on 07/13/2014 5:35:25 AM PDT by paul544
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To: vmivol00
"Keep telling yourself that. Folks who aren’t motivated don’t bother to show up and vote.

If the events over that last 5 to 7 years isn't motivation enough (with or without a politician pointing them out) then nothing else is going to motivate you and you probably weren't going to vote either way.

41 posted on 07/13/2014 5:40:39 AM PDT by WHBates
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To: WHBates

Exactly... Too many, so called, conservatives would rather be nailed to a cross and consider themselves martyrs than actually get off their asses to vote. After all, making everyone else suffer along with you is the way to heaven.


42 posted on 07/13/2014 5:46:24 AM PDT by paul544
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To: Clintonfatigued

Dear gawd, what the hell is wrong with these people?


43 posted on 07/13/2014 5:47:00 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: WILLIALAL

And if I were Rasmussen, I would change that polling too to accomodate for the 2012 numbers. However, did I hear that Scott is no longer affiliated with his own polling firm he started?


44 posted on 07/13/2014 5:49:33 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Mariner

I have my gripes too with the Beltway crowd, but I just don’t think that burning the village in order to save it is a good idea.


45 posted on 07/13/2014 5:52:05 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: KC_Conspirator

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/22/scott-rasmussen_n_3798379.html

In July 2013, Scott Rasmussen left his position as president of Rasmussen Reports.
In a press release published by Rasmussen Reports, the company confirmed Rasmussen’s
departure and noted, “In part, the move reflects disagreements over company
business strategies.”
Worth noting, the polling data following the departure of Scott Rasmussen
has turned decidedly in favor of Democratic candidates and issues.


46 posted on 07/13/2014 6:04:53 AM PDT by deport
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To: paul544
Too many, so called, conservatives would rather be nailed to a cross and consider themselves martyrs than actually get off their asses to vote

I wish I had said that!

Your pithy thought (never my strong suit) backs up the results of the famed:

Totally Scientific Kenny Bunk VFW Bar Poll
which has repeatedly shown that the louder the "conservative" on election day, the less likely he is to have voted.

Absence of the eligible leads to fraud among the ineligible.

47 posted on 07/13/2014 7:24:52 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The GOP is dying. What do we do now?)
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To: matthew fuller
That's not a lead for an incumbent- Cassidy has his 43% PLUS the 6% undecided- giving him a 49% to 46% lead.

Exactly.

That is why I noted that "an incumbent's polling under 50 percent is seldom to be interpreted as good news for that incumbent."

48 posted on 07/13/2014 5:04:02 PM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: WHBates

My point is that folks are finished with the lesser of two evils. Take a look at the numbers....voter apathy is one of biggest drivers on winning/losing. When folks are voting against someone or something the numbers are considerably less than when voting for someone or something.

Right now the GOP doesn’t have a “someone” worth voting for....nor do they have a “something” All they have is that they aren’t the Dems. I don’ t think thats enough to drive the electorate.


49 posted on 07/14/2014 6:43:54 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

This time last election she was polling 52 to 53 percent compared to her challenger.

Both cassidy and Mannis head to head are matching her within the margin of error. We should be able to win this.


50 posted on 07/15/2014 8:18:30 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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