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Decision 2022: Alabama US Senate Republican runoff poll

Richard Shelby is Alabama’s senior U.S. Senator, and he has had a long (over a half century) career of public service, between the Alabama Senate, the U.S. House, and (since 1987) the U.S. Senate. He is choosing not to run for re-election this year. In the Republican race to succeed Senator Shelby, he has endorsed […]

Early Voting in Louisiana – are voters “mailing it in”? (May 2022 edition)

A generation ago, voting was an exercise conducted almost entirely on Election Day (although there was limited absentee voting allowed), and this tradition is one that has remained in Louisiana longer than in many states. That began to change in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (and to some extent Hurricane Rita) in 2005, which caused […]

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Decision 2022/3 – March 2022 Louisiana Statewide Poll

The current political climate is challenging for incumbents, with repeated waves of the coronavirus pandemic (five so far) that only recently have ebbed. Plus, inflation has returned to an extent not seen since 40 years ago, and gas prices are still at record high (nominal) levels. Throw in foreign policy challenges in Afghanistan and the […]

Decision 2021: Constitutional Amendment Votes (State Senate)

Last weekend, Louisiana had four Constitutional Amendments up for a vote. The first one dealt with sales tax consolidation and failed 48-52%. The second one dealt with an income tax swap, and that one passed 54-46%. In Part Two of this analysis (the first part was published two days ago), a listing is attached of […]

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Decision 2021: Virginia statewide poll

Virginia is a state that has politically exemplified the transition from the “solid South” to the “progressive South.” It in 1969 was one of the first states to elect a Republican governor, and in 1976, it was the only Deep South state not to vote for Jimmy Carter. Furthermore, from 1968 to 2004, it only […]

Louisiana 2021 Marijuana Poll Part II (Poll of 9 House Districts)

Louisiana has a reputation for being a conservative state, and that reputation is particularly accurate if social/lifestyle issues are involved. One of those “lifestyle issues” is liberalization of marijuana laws, and the extent to which voters want to relax those laws is an issue JMC has polled several times in Louisiana and once in Michigan […]

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Early Voting in Louisiana – are voters “mailing it in”?

A generation ago, voting was an exercise conducted almost entirely on Election Day (although there was limited absentee voting allowed), and this tradition that has remained in Louisiana longer than in many states. That began to change in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (and to some extent Hurricane Rita) in 2005, with massive displacement of […]

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Louisiana 2021 Marijuana Poll

Louisiana has a reputation for being a conservative state, and that especially true if social/lifestyle issues are involved. The extent to which voters want to relax existing marijuana laws is an issue JMC has polled several times in Louisiana and once in Michigan (the Michigan poll can be found here). JMC was recently engaged by […]

Decision 2020: JMC’s Post Election Day thoughts

Given the votes being reported so far in the Presidential race, the Presidential election has been decided in favor of former Vice-President Joe Biden, who has the necessary 270 electoral votes to win. What are some national (and local) takeaways from this election ? Very high turnout election: In 2016, nearly 137 million voted in […]

Decision 2020 – Conclusion of in person early voting (Are one million early voters POSSIBLE in Louisiana?)

In person early voting concluded last night (although mail in/absentee votes can still be accepted until Monday – Election Day for overseas voters). What have the ten days of early voting told us ? Strong finish, but no “last day Democratic surge” Throughout the early voting period for the November 2020 elections, early voting broke […]

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