Lou Gehrig Burnett

Lou Gehrig Burnett

Lou Gehrig Burnett is the publisher of Fax-Net, a North-Louisiana newsletter.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 16:40

Polls: Donald Trump owns Louisiana


Trump fox 0 by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Louisiana is never considered a key state in presidential elections, so it has not been easy to determine how voters feel about the race.

    But we finally have two polling snapshots on the Bayou State, and one thing seems certain.  Republican Donald Trump owns Louisiana and will pocket the state’s eight electoral votes.



trump campaignIn what many politicos consider a surprising move, Republican U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy seems to be distancing himself from his party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump.

kennedy officeby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

New Senate poll

    The latest poll on the Louisiana U.S. Senate race continues to show Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy in the top spot with Democratic Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell at number two.
    The survey was conducted August 29-30 with 1,017 likely voters by Remington Research Group for The Hayride, a conservative website.
    Kennedy was the choice of 27% of respondents while Campbell captured 16%.
    This was the first poll to include former Klansman David Duke, running as a Republican.  He was the choice of 6% of those surveyed.  Here is the poll:

penceShoe on the other foot?
    Some national media outlets are calling three Louisiana members of Congress hypocritical for asking for funds for victims of flooding in the Bayou State because they voted against aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey and other northeastern states in 2013.
    The three are U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, who was a member of the House at that time, and U.S. Reps. Steve Scalise, now House majority leader, and John Fleming, who is running for the U.S. Senate – Republicans all.

lou gehrig burnettby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

 Who voted for Duke in the past?

    How popular was ex-Klansman David Duke in northwest Louisiana during his heyday?  We thought we would take a look back and see how much support he received in five area parishes.

lou gehrig burnettby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

13% could vote for Duke
A survey conducted by the the University of New Orleans Research Center (UNO) reveals that 13% of respondents said they could vote for former Klansman and Republican David Duke in the U.S. Senate primary election on November 8.
UNO surveyed 614 likely voters on July 27-28. The results have a margin of error of +/- 3.95%.
While 13% does not sound like a lot of support, it could be significant when one considers there will be nine Republicans on the ballot splitting up the GOP vote in the primary.

   edwards winby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Political pundits who are covering the Louisiana U.S. Senate race appear to be a bit perplexed over the eventual impact David Duke will have on the election.
    The big question is just how much star power he still commands after being out of the limelight for nearly two decades.and being a convicted felon.  Nevertheless, Duke remains to many the nation’s most notable and infamous white supremacist.

  duke tweetby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

As if the Republican Party didn’t have enough problems at the national and state levels, along comes their own David Duke to run for the U.S. Senate seat in the Bayou State.

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by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Time to put up or shut up
    There has been much talk from elected office wannabes over the past few months, but this week we will find out who will run and who will not.
    Qualifying for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House races is set forThursday, July 20 through Friday, July 22.  Candidates for federal office must file with the Louisiana Secretary of State in Baton Rouge.

lou gehrig burnettby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Who’s got the money?
    One can usually can tell who is raising the most  money among political candidates by noting who is reporting their campaign finance reports before they are posted by the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
    The next round of quarterly campaign finance reports for candidates for federal office ended on June 30.  At press deadline, they have not been posted on the FEC website.

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