A split on whether La. heading in right or wrong direction
NEW ORLEANS - An annual poll by the LSU Public Policy Research Lab indicates residents are evenly divided over whether Louisiana is headed in the right or wrong direction, with 44 percent saying "right" and 45 percent saying "wrong."
An analysis accompanying Thursday's poll release says the numbers reflect an overall improvement in the public's mood: Past polls have shown a majority saying Louisiana was headed in the wrong direction.
Only 39 percent expressed confidence in state government's ability to effectively address its most pressing problem. Still, the analysis says this is the first time in six years that the percentage expressing confidence hasn't fallen.
A fourth of those surveyed chose "education" when asked to identify the single most important problem facing Louisiana. Twenty-three percent said the economy.