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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Decision 2018: A Mississippi US Senate Race Post-Mortem

The last Senate race has been decided, and Republicans now have a 53-47 majority in that chamber (for a net gain of two seats), thanks to a 54-46% victory (with 99% of the vote counted) in the Mississippi special election race. Now that this race is over (in the House, there is only one more […]

Decision 2018: Mississippi Special Election Runoff Poll

While the 2018 elections are wrapping up, there are a few elections left to be held. One of them is a special election race in the Senate race in Mississippi for the seat Thad Cochran held for 40 years. This is a race where JMC Analytics and Polling teamed up both with RRH Elections and […]

Decision 2018 – First day of Runoff Early Voting in Louisiana

In person early voting started yesterday for the December 8 runoff. The special election runoff for Secretary of State is at the top of the ballot (all Congressional races were settled in November without the need for a runoff), with various runoff races (a state representative race in Slidell,  School Board races, tax issues, and […]

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