Few voters are paying attention to Louisiana’s race for governor. Less than one in three (29%) say they are following news about the election, and large majorities remain too unfamiliar with three of the major candidates to even offer an opinion about them. Unsurprisingly, then, the share of favorable and unfavorable opinions about Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, state Rep. John Bel Edwards, and U.S. Sen. David Vitter remain at essentially the same levels as in our March survey. Additional findings about what Louisiana voters think about this year’s election include:
- With his greater name recognition, Vitter continues to lead in both the percent of voters with a favorable opinion of him (45%) and the percent with an unfavorable opinion (30%).
- Struggling with name recognition, the remaining candidates follow. Dardenne: 29% favorable and 8% unfavorable; Angelle: 18% favorable and 5% unfavorable; and Edwards: 13% favorable and 8% unfavorable.