Another week, another round of calls for Col. Rob Maness, the long-shot Senate candidate, to get out of the race.
In a new in-depth analysis, Republicans in Louisiana can simply win the Nov. 4th jungle primary against Sen. Mary Landrieu, just as long Maness drops out of the race, giving Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) a win without a runoff with Landrieu.
Essentially, the analysis shows that if it were not for Maness’ campaign, millions of political dollars could be saved and the election would be over sooner than later.
In a study exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller, data and analytics firm 0ptimus conducted an opinion-read of 5,711 likely voters to find out if a Republican dropping out of the Louisiana “jungle primary” would make a difference on Nov. 4; if the controversy over Landrieu’s residency is important to Louisiana voters; and what the GOP can do to win the race.
The analysis puts Maness with 17.7 percent of the vote in the jungle primary, leaving Cassidy with 35.9 percent and Landrieu with 37.8 percent. Another 8.6 percent of likely voters said they were “undecided.” This makes Maness a spoiler in the jungle primary, more so than in any other polling data.
But, if Maness dropped out of the race, 57.6 percent of his supporters said they would support Cassidy, upping Cassidy’s chances in the jungle primary between 46.2 percent and 49.2 percent.
The polling data states that without Maness in the race, the race “is nearly over.”