Louisiana General Election Poll: Democrats See Opening in Attorney General’s Race
September 5, 2019
New Polling Finds Louisiana Voters Drop Republican Incumbent Jeff Landry Once Told About Landry’s Actions to Take Away Health Care
Washington, D.C. — Today, the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) released new polling of Louisiana voters, which finds Louisiana voters moving away from Republican incumbent Jeff Landry and towards Democrat Ike Jackson after learning about the candidates and Landry’s participation in the GOP-led lawsuit to strip health care from millions of Americans including 2 million Louisianans with a pre-existing condition. The results show a 33-point swing.
“Landry doesn’t just have a chink in his armor, he’s got a huge political blind spot,” said Sean Rankin, Executive Director of the Democratic Attorneys General Association. “That’s what he deserves when trying to take health care away from nearly 2 million people in his state.”
“Voters want their health care protected, and they drop Landry fast when they learn about his actions,” Rankin added.
Commissioned by DAGA, Clarity Campaign Labs conducted a survey of registered voters in Louisiana from August 22 to August 24, 2019. The survey consisted of live calls to landlines and cell phones. The sample included 933 registered voters and was weighted to reflect a likely 2019 general electorate. A polling memo can be found here.
“Jeff Landry is in trouble and he has taken his position as Attorney General for granted instead of listening to the people of Louisiana,” added Rankin. “This poll shows us that when voters are reminded about what Jeff Landry is doing on issues that matter like health care, they are quick to abandon Landry.”
In July, DAGA launched a six-figure ad buy to highlight Republican Attorneys General like Jeff Landry role in the Republican lawsuit attacking the health care of millions of Americans, including nearly 2 million Louisianans with a pre-existing condition. An additional digital ad-buy will run in Louisiana starting tomorrow. Learn more about that campaign to hold Republican AGs accountable at: www.HealthcareHypocriteAGs.com.
POLL KEY FINDINGS:
- A majority of participants (58%) have heard of Jeff Landry. Only 20% have heard of Ike Jackson.
- Upon learning about Jeff Landry’s actions to take away health care and Ike Jackson’s experience, voters make a huge shift. If the election were held today:
- Among likely voters, Jeff Landry drops from 52% to 37% support.
- Ike Jackson climbs from 25% to 43% support—a swing of 33% total.
Source: Clarity Campaign Labs Memo