Even The New York Times Has Bill Cassidy Leading Mary Landrieu

In the latest New York Times/CBS News/YouGov, there is more trouble for Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) re-election campaign.

According to the poll, Landrieu leads in the state’s senate jungle primary against Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Col. Rob Maness, but falls short of the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff election. Here are the numbers for that poll:

Jungle Primary

Landrieu – 36 percent

Cassidy – 32 percent

However, in the runoff election, Landrieu trails Cassidy. This is a huge departure for the Landrieu’s campaign once lead in New York Times’ July polling which had Landrieu ahead of Cassidy. Since that July poll, Cassidy’s number in the runoff has jumped 5 points. Here are the poll numbers:

Runoff Election

Cassidy – 47 percent

Landrieu – 41 percent

Subsequently, the poll has the state “leaning Republican” in the runoff election. In fact, the 2014 midterm elections are heavily favoring Republicans over Democrats in the overall poll. Check out all the numbers here:

poll numbers

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