Bernie Pinsonat who is a pollster says that Obama should cross Louisiana off his campaign destination list, further saying to Obama, "Save your jet fuel."
Asked for whom they would vote if an election were held now, 45.8 percent chose Landrieu and 40.3 percent chose Kennedy, who is the state treasurer. Nearly 14 percent were undecided or had no opinion. No other candidate choices were offered. The two are widely expected to compete in the general election Nov. 4 after the party primaries run their course.
In the presidential race results, McCain led with 52.2 percent versus Obama's 35.5 percent.
The numbers indicate Landrieu might be better off if Obama did not campaign in Louisiana, partly because Landrieu's overall favorability rating is 53 percent among white voters while Obama's is only 26 percent, Pinsonat said. Obama's "very unfavorable" rating with white voters is 55 percent.
The poll checked the popularity of President Bush, who got a 56 percent overall favorability rating, higher than in recent national surveys.
Republican Sen. David Vitter showed a 55 percent overall favorability score.
ncumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu has a slight lead over her challenger John Kennedy in the Senate race and I gather they do not want the association with Obama, who holds such a low rating there to harm her chances and risk costing her that edge.
93 percent of those that responded also did not agree with the legislators giving themselves a raise and encouraged the Governor, Bobby Jindal to veto it, which he did yesterday.