Despite Donald Trump’s bad week, he still has a commanding lead here in Louisiana. A private poll paid for by Louisiana businessmen has Trump leading Hillary 47-33. Gary Johnson appears to have not been included in the poll.
From The Advocate:
Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, is ahead of his Democratic rival by 14 percentage points in Louisiana, according to a poll released Thursday.
The phone survey of 600 likely Louisiana voters, paid for by a group of Louisiana businessmen, found that Trump has a near majority with 47 percent backing him in the race to Hillary Clinton’s 33 percent. Adding in the 5 percent of voters leaning towards Trump puts him at 52 percent of Louisiana’s vote compared to Clinton’s 35 percent, according to the poll by Market Research Insight Inc., of Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Early voting for the Nov. 8 election begins Tuesday, Oct. 25, and continues through Tuesday, Nov. 1.
The electorate is as expected, polarized along racial lines.
The poll found that Louisiana’s electorate is highly polarized with 89 percent of the African-American voters backing Clinton, while 72 percent of the whites support Trump.
Meanwhile, in a surprising twist for Louisiana, young voters are backing Hillary. Normally, the state’s young voters reflect the rest of the state’s electorate with young whites voting Republican and young blacks voting Democrat.
Clinton did well among younger voters — aged 18 to 34 — with 48 percent of their vote. But Trump won the races for older voters, winning a majority in each the other age categories, according to the poll.
This has to be an alarming sign going forward for Republicans.