The general election is now six days away. In person early voting has concluded (although mail in ballots can still be accepted until Monday). We have kept track of the early voting numbers, and what we’ve noticed so far is as follows:
(1) The volume of early voting so far is comprable to the 2007 statewide elections, when “Bobby” Jindal was elected without the need for a runoff. Given this volume, we believe at the present time that statewide voter turnout will be about 40%;
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John Couvillon is a political consultant. His company is JMC Enterprises of Louisiana, Inc. with expertise in the data analysis aspects of political campaigns, such as poll sample development/analysis, development of targeted voter files for phone canvassing or mail outs, campaign strategy, and demographic consulting. See his site at WinWithJMC.com for more information.