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See how Abraham, Edwards and Rispone poll in last-minute survey

1 week 1 day 17 hours ago Monday, October 07 2019 Oct 7, 2019 October 07, 2019 12:56 PM October 07, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ TV

BATON ROUGE – Voters’ minds in Louisiana were relatively unchanged over the last two weeks, showing incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards leads the polls, but not showing an outright win Saturday.

Two polls were released Monday – including polling by JMC Analytics.

Of people who had made up their minds about the three leading candidates, 45% of those polled favored Edwards; 20% favored Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone, a Republican; and 19% favored Congressman Ralph Abraham, also a Republican.

Undecided voters were about 14% of those polled and, when factored in with a follow up question asking them to isolate a candidate, Edwards and Rispone each gained two additional percentage points. In the follow up question asking an undecided voter to pick a candidate, Abraham was flat.

JMC Analytics and Polling was commissioned to conduct this poll for the Louisiana Association of Health Plans.

“The Governor’s race will go down to the wire,” pollsters discerned from their research.

The poll was conducted late last week (October 3-5) and showed no noteworthy changes from one conducted September 19 – 21, which reported Edwards with 46%, Rispone with 21% and Abraham at 18%.

The results were closely aligned with another poll released by a national TV company Monday, showing Edwards with 45%, Rispone at 22% and 17% for Abraham.

The election is Saturday.

Watch election night coverage on WBRZ+, WBRZ Channel 2 and Facebook Live.

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