Skip to comments.Louisiana Senate: Landrieu (D) 46%, Cassidy (R) 43%
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 Louisianas U.S. Senate race. Landrieu picks up 46% of the vote to Cassidys 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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With the democrats in charge, they still manage to out-poll republicans? WTF?
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.
That is incredible. Certainly, the voters are fed up with her. Or perhaps, and more likely, 46% of those polled are brain dead.
Is someone watching so as not to repeat what happened in Mississippi?
Voter fraud in Chocolate City.
The GOPe has successfully crushed the motivation of the base.
As my momma always said........Stupid is as Stupid Does...
good. The GOPe has lost the Southland. F-em and that mulatto ass they rode in on.
If this is a Ras poll, the GOPe is in MAJOR trouble. About that, I admit to mixed feelings.
Plus, an incumbent's polling under 50 percent is seldom to be interpreted as good news for that incumbent...
You know the definition of madness, doing the same thing with the same people over and over again, and expecting different results.
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.
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.
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.
I can understand not voting, but voting for a democrat is disgusting.
The Establishment has made some bad choices. I don’t know where Bill Cassidy stands on immigration policy.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
Landrieu shouldn’t even be that close.
What the hell, Louisiana?
That's not a lead for an incumbent- Cassidy has his 43% PLUS the 6% undecided- giving him a 49% to 46% lead.
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.
Sen Mary is benefitting from the media blackout of Obamacare bad news and the delay in the employer mandate.
Landrieu shouldnt even be that close.
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.
Keep telling yourself that. Folks who aren’t motivated don’t bother to show up and vote.
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.
A landslide would be ideal.
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."
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?
She’s been running ads. Cassidy hasn’t run any.
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.
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.
No, she won’t.
LOL. If this is out best shot and we’re still behind... Going to be pretty miserable election!
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.
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.
Dear gawd, what the hell is wrong with these people?
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?
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.
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
Worth noting, the polling data following the departure of Scott Rasmussen
has turned decidedly in favor of Democratic candidates and issues.
I wish I had said that!
Your pithy thought (never my strong suit) backs up the results of the famed:
Absence of the eligible leads to fraud among the ineligible.
That is why I noted that "an incumbent's polling under 50 percent is seldom to be interpreted as good news for that incumbent."
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.
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.