Poll: Roughly half of Louisiana voters approve of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ job performance heading into 2019

About half of Louisiana voters — including 67 percent of Democrats, 43 percent of independents and 38 percent of Republicans — approve of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ job performance as he heads into what’s expected to be a tough re-election battle this fall, according to a new poll.

Morning Consult, a media and technology company that regularly ranks governors based on polling in all 50 states, found in its latest survey that Edwards has a 49 percent approval rating, while 30 percent of voters surveyed disapproved of his job performance and 21 percent were undecided.

The latest favorability poll comes just months before voters will decide whether to give Edwards, the only governor in the Deep South who is a Democrat, a second term in office…


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