Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Louisiana Senate: Vitter (R) 53%, Melancon (D) 35%

Senator Vitter has been a very good Senator for Louisiana and has been standing strong during this oil disaster in the Gulf against the lack of response by Obama and his Administration along with BP. We are not surprised by these polling numbers as the voters of Louisiana know that off shore drilling is a key to having a sound economy and do not favor the Obama/Salazar moratorium.

Election 2010: Louisiana Senate

Louisiana Senate: Vitter (R) 53%, Melancon (D) 35%

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Louisiana’s race for the U.S. Senate looks largely the same way it has since the beginning of the year, with incumbent Republican David Vitter continuing to earn over 50% of the vote in a state with unusually high Tea Party membership.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Louisiana finds Vitter, who is seeking a second six-year term, with 53% support. His Democratic challenger, Congressman Charlie Melancon, picks up 35% of the vote. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, and nine percent (9%) are undecided.

In April, Vitter posted a similar lead over Melancon.

Since January, Vitter’s support has never fallen below the 50% mark considered critical for incumbents, ranging instead from 52% to 57%. Melancon, by contrast, has been unable to break out of the 30s, with his support holding in the 33% to 36% range.

The Republican leads by nearly 30 points among male voters and by a more modest 11 points among women. He holds a three-to-one lead among voters not affiliated with either major party.

Vitter has accused Melancon of supporting President Obama’s six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling following the disastrous oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. In a state highly dependent on the oil industry, voters strongly support both offshore and deepwater drilling despite the environmental catastrophe that is already washing oil onto Louisiana shores.

Melancon has denied the accusation, part of a continuing effort by Vitter to link the Democrat to the president who is unpopular in the state.

Read More at: Rasmussen

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