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New Poll Examines Upcoming Louisiana Races

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BATON ROUGE, La. - The survey finds Mitt Romney leading President Obama by 22 points (59 percent Romney/36 percent Obama/5 percent undecided), according to a new Louisiana statewide survey from Magellan Strategies BR that was released on Monday.

According to the survey, the presidential ballot tracks very closely to the 2008 presidential election results (58.6 percent McCain/39.9 percent Obama). The survey was conducted Oct. 2-4. The study measures voter opinion among a wide array of issues and election contests, including the upcoming presidential, 2014 U.S. Senate and 2015 gubernatorial matchups.

Regarding the upcoming 2014 U.S. Senate race, the survey finds that over 50 percent of respondents would prefer a new candidate over current Sen. Mary Landrieu. Only 32.7 percent of those questioned would definitely vote to reelect Louisiana's senior senator.

In a hypothetical matchup for the 2015 Louisiana gubernatorial contest, Sen. David Vitter leads a field of six potential candidates, according to the study. Also in the survey, Vitter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu were the only tested candidates to receive more than 10 percent of support.

The survey predicts in a head-to-head matchup, Vitter will lead Landrieu by over 5 percentage points (45.2 percent Vitter/39.8 percent Landrieu/15 percent Undecided).

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