Eddie Rispone has a very narrow lead in the newest poll in the Louisiana governor’s runoff. Rispone received 45.5% compared to 45% for Governor John Bel Edwards with 9% undecided. The poll was conducted by JMC Analytics and Polling.
The survey showed that both Edwards and Rispone lost ground from their previous poll a couple of weeks ago but Edwards lost more ground. Previously, Edwards was leading Rispone 48%-46%.
The poll shows Edwards winning in metro New Orleans and metro Baton Rouge. The two men have virtually tied in metro Shreveport. Meanwhile, Rispone is winning the rest of the state.
Meanwhile, Trump impeachment continues to be unpopular in Louisiana. 54% of Louisianians oppose the impeachment inquiry while 37% support the inquiry.
The poll had 600 respondents on cellphones and landlines and has a margin of error of 4%.
What does this poll say? First of all, the trend is good news for Eddie Rispone and shows him with the momentum heading into election day this Saturday. But the most important part of this poll is that this will be a turnout battle. The candidate whose campaign can get their voters to the polls on Saturday will win.