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Decision 2017: (Special Election) Treasurer’s race poll #3

For nearly two decades, John Kennedy (originally elected in 1999 as a Democrat, and almost a decade later became a Republican) has served as Louisiana’s State Treasurer. In the December 2016 runoff, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, and a special election is being called in October to fill this vacant position. This is […]

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Decision 2017 – (First Day of) Early Voting in Louisiana

In person early voting started yesterday for the October 14 primary. The special election for Treasurer is at the top of the ballot. This election cycle also contains New Orleans municipal elections and various special elections around the state such as for Public Service Commissioner, district/appeals court judge, and state representative. In person early voting […]

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Decision 2017: (Special Election) Treasurer’s race poll #2

For nearly two decades, John Kennedy (originally elected in 1999 as a Democrat, and almost a decade later became a Republican) has served as Louisiana’s State Treasurer. In the December 2016 runoff, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, and a special election is being called in October to fill this vacant position. This is […]

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Decision 2017: (Special Election) House District 77 Poll #2

House District 77 is located in western Saint Tammany Parish and includes Covington, Madisonville, and Folsom. This is a district whose political complexion and partisan representation were substantially changed by suburban growth over the last several decades (the district has grown an estimated 26% since 2010). The district map can be found here. Due to […]

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Decision 2017: (Special Election) Treasurer’s race poll

For nearly two decades, John Kennedy (originally elected in 1999 as a Democrat, and almost a decade later became a Republican) has served as Louisiana’s State Treasurer. In the December 2016 runoff, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, and a special election is being called in October to fill this vacant position. This is […]

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Demographic analysis of the 2016 flood, a year later (Part II: East Baton Rouge impact)

In the previous analysis, it was determined that in general, the parishes included in the federal disaster declaration were not affected (from a population growth standpoint) by the flooding of last August. East Baton Rouge Parish, however, did not see any growth in its voter population since the flood, which would suggest that this parish […]

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Demographic analysis of the 2016 flood, a year later (Part I: statewide impact)

Nearly a year ago, massive flooding occurred through most of South Louisiana, and JMC in October 2016 and January 2017 analyzed voter registration changes to assess whether this flood was a “Katrina event” (i.e., the scope of devastation sparked a massive resettlement into other parts of the state and/or to other states). In each analysis, it was […]

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Decision 2017: (Special Election) Treasurer’s race poll

For nearly two decades, John Kennedy (originally elected in 1999 as a Democrat, and almost a decade later he switched to the Republican Party) has served as Louisiana’s State Treasurer. He was recently (in the December 2016 runoff) elected to the U.S. Senate, and a special election is being called in October to fill this […]

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Louisiana voter registration trends, 2001-(July) 2017

JMC Analytics and Polling periodically analyzes voter registration data that is updated on a monthly basis by the Secretary of State as a means of staying abreast of demographic/population trends in Louisiana. The most recent (i.e., July 1) statistical report was published several days ago, and here’s what the data shows: Current statewide voter registration […]

Decision 2017: (Special Election) House District 77 poll

House District 77 is located in western Saint Tammany Parish and includes Covington, Madisonville, and Folsom. This is a district whose political complexion and partisan representation were substantially changed by suburban growth over the last several decades (the district has grown an estimated 26% since 2010). The district map can be found here. Due to […]