The poll, taken for the group DefendLA by Louisiana-based pollster JMC Analytics and Polling, found that Landrieu’s gun control vote is costing her with voters, making 48 percent less likely to vote for her and only 30 percent more likely. The findings are the opposite of what Public Policy Polling found earlier this month, but that is probably because PPP asked about Landrieu’s vote on “background checks,” and this poll simply asked about her vote on “gun control.” This is probably a hint at how each party will try to frame the issue when it comes up next year.
But unlike the PPP survey, this poll also asked voters whether they favored or opposed re-electing Landrieu. Her numbers don’t look that hot:
Question 2: Do you favor re-electing Senator Mary Landrieu?
Support re-election 37%
Oppose re-election 45%
Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., has already announced he is running against Landrieu. Another Republican, first-time office-seeker Rob Maness, announced today that he’s entering the race as well.
Under Louisiana’s unique system, all candidates will square off on Nov. 4 next year. If no one gets over 50 percent, the top two vote-getters — regardless of party affiliation — will square off in a Nov. 21 runoff.