Poll shows runoff likely in Senate race
BATON ROUGE - A CNN poll of Louisiana voters shows a runoff seems likely in the race for one of Louisiana's senate seats this November.
Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) is in a tight re-election race against Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) as well as retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness and six other candidates.
Among likely voters asked who they would vote for the day the poll was taken, Landrieu led the field with 43 percent against Cassidy's 40 percent and Maness's 9 percent. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent, the top two choices move into a runoff.
Likely voters polled about their choice in a runoff gave Cassidy the edge against Landrieu, 50 percent to 47 percent. Registered voters flipped that decision, going 51 percent in favor of Landrieu and 45 percent for Cassidy in a runoff.
Likely voters came dead even for a runoff between Cassidy and Maness, 48 percent each. Registered voters gave Landrieu a lead over Maness in a runoff, 53 percent to 42 percent.
The poll was conducted between Sept. 22 and 25 by ORC International for CNN. It included 1,013 responses from Louisiana adults with a three-point margin of error. You can see the full poll by clicking here.