LOUISIANA

Looks Like Someone Spent Too Much Time on Bourbon Street

PPP poll shows Clinton neck-and-neck with top GOPers.

Aug. 22, 2013, 7:21 a.m.

Ac­cord­ing to a new Pub­lic Policy Polling (D) (IVR) poll (Aug. 16-19; 721 RVs; +/- 3.7%), former Sec­ret­ary of State Hil­lary Clin­ton (D) would de­feat Gov. Bobby Jin­dal, 47-40%. Clin­ton also runs with­in the mar­gin of er­ror against former Flor­ida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jer­sey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rand Paul (KY) and Rep. Paul Ry­an (WI).

An over­sample of usu­al Re­pub­lic­an primary voters (274 RVs; +/- 5.9%), Paul and Bush are slightly ahead of the pack, but no po­ten­tial can­did­ate earns 20% or great­er. (re­lease)

Louisi­ana used to be a swing state. After vot­ing for then-Alabama Gov. George Wal­lace in 1968, the state voted for the even­tu­al win­ner in sev­en straight elec­tions (1972-2004). But Pres­id­ent Obama lost Louisi­ana by 19 and 17 points, re­spect­ively, in 2008 and 2012. Clin­ton would be an un­der­dog in a state her hus­band car­ried twice.
Steven Shep­ard

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