McCain leading Obama in La

Thus far, Republican presidential candidate John McCain has a comfortable, double-digit lead over Democratic opponent Barack Obama in Louisiana according to a poll released by Southeastern Louisiana University on Monday.

McCain is leading Obama 50.6 percent to 38.3 percent with support for other candidates at 1.7 percent. The rest of the poll were undecided or refused to say.

It appears, however, that McCain’s popularity has not crossed over into votes for Republican senatorial candidate John Kennedy.

The same poll showed that a third term for Landrieu was probable. It shows her leading Kennedy 53.2 percent to 33.9 percent. Another 1.4 percent favored another candidate and 11.6 percent either refused to say or were undecided.

Five hundred and three registered voters took part in the poll which was conducted from October 20-23. There is an error margin of 4.46 percent.

Political scientist Kurt Corbello said the results are a measurement of attitudes “two weeks away from Election Day, a time in which many things can happen to alter the patterns that we see.”

The poll didn’t mention another race of note for Acadia residents. The race for U.S. Representative, District 7 in Louisiana pits incumbent Charles Boustany against challengers Donald Cravins and Peter Vidrine.

The election is Tuesday, November 4.

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