Decision 2019: JMC’s guide to 2019 Legislative Elections in Louisiana

Louisiana is one of three states (Mississippi and Kentucky are the others) who have statewide elections this year. And while the Governor’s race will certainly be competitive (as evidenced by this recent JMC poll), races for the state legislature are a similarly important part of the political landscape. Historically, Democratic dominance in Louisiana was exemplified […]

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Alabama abortion poll

Anti-abortion legislation has been a hot topic in terms of recent legislative activity in several states. Recently, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed legislation that would make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion. The intent of this action is to create a legal challenge that will reach all the way up to […]

Decision 2019: North Carolina 9th Congressional District Poll

Until very recently, the Deep South was solidly Democratic, with only scattered Republican beachheads. One such district is the 9th Congressional District of North Carolina, which is centered in and around Charlotte. This district for decades elected Republicans, although its Republicanism is (by today’s standards) the more moderate variety. Accordingly, Republicans have seen this district […]

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Decision 2019: Louisiana Governor’s race poll

Louisiana is a Southern state that remained faithful to the Democratic Party longer than any other state in the region except possibly Arkansas. However, there has been an unmistakable and steady movement over the last decade to the Republicans, to the point that now there are Republican majorities nearly across the board (in other words, […]

2018 Louisiana Census Estimates and Congressional Redistricting

While the US Census (which was last taken on April 1, 2010) is formally conducted every 10 years, the Census Bureau periodically posts population estimates for each county/parish. Recently, the July 1, 2018 population estimates were released for each of Louisiana’s 64 parishes. What do these population estimates tell us ? Slower population growth: For […]

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Decision 2019: Special elections do (sometimes) matter

Only in recent years can Louisiana be thought of as a Republican friendly state, and for years, Republicans did not have a sufficiently stable presence in the Legislature to matter. That rapidly changed after a trio of events: Hurricanes Katrina/Rita in 2005, the advent of term limits in 2007 legislative elections, and the BP oil […]

JMC Analytics and Polling’s response to Jefferson Parish President Yenni

This past week, JMC Analytics and Polling was engaged by local businessman Henry Shane to poll the Jefferson Parish Presidents race, and at his request, the poll was publicly released to the media on February 27 (that poll can be found here). In a subsequent March 1 article posted by Drew Broach on Nola.com (that […]

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Decision 2019: Jefferson Parish President Poll

In Louisiana, local offices may or not be held at the same time as the same fall elections where all statewide elected officials and members of the House and Senate are elected. Jefferson Parish is one of the parishes that does, and its Parish President’s race always attracts some attention, given that Jefferson Parish is […]

Decision 2018 – Conclusion of Runoff Early Voting in Louisiana

In person early voting concluded yesterday in Louisiana (mail in absentees can still be accepted up to the day before Election Day). What did early voting this election cycle tell us? Low (but not the lowest ever) voter enthusiasm Early voting started off with a whimper, and while the volume picked up somewhat after that […]

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Decision 2018 – “Halftime Report” for Runoff Early Voting in Louisiana

We are now past the midway point for in person early voting for the December 8 runoff – four days’ worth of early voting are in the rear view mirror, with three more days (today/Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) to go. What has four days of early voting told us? From minimal to low voter enthusiasm […]

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