PRESS RELEASE: CFNL Releases State-Wide Poll for Governor / Legislature


Citizens for a New Louisiana is proud to release a statewide poll conducted July 6-10, which surveyed the Governor’s race and public opinion of the State Legislature. The poll was conducted by Greg Rigamer, with Bernie Pinsonat providing political analysis.

Jeff Landry continues to dominate the field, receiving 30% of those surveyed with democrat Shawn Wilson coming in second place with 20%. All other gubernatorial candidates polled in single digits.

70% of those surveyed believe that the state legislature was irresponsible in the preparation and passing of the state budget. Only 10% felt that they acted responsibly. Furthermore, 55% think the state is heading in the wrong direction compared to 24% who think it is in the right direction.

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“This is a pretty standard question you see in most surveys, but these results are as negative as I’ve ever seen in a survey of Louisiana voters,” said Bernie Pinsonat.

In gauging the legislature itself, only one percent (1%) of voters said they would give an “A” grade.

“I also think that these numbers make October’s elections even more dramatic for incumbents who were looking for an easy ride,” said Pinsonat. “The road just got very bumpy,” he added.

“Based on this feedback, we can say without question that the public was disgusted by the entire budget process and results provided by the legislature,” said Michael Lunsford, Executive Director of Citizens for A New Louisiana.

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The poll was conducted by live phone operators and consisted of 600 live interviews. It has a 4.0% margin of error and 95% confidence level. A slide deck summary of our survey is attached to this release. However, we’re also making available the complete topline and demographic crosstab reports on our website at  For further analysis beyond what is included in these three documents, please contact Bernie Pinsonat.

Original Press Release 7-12-2023

1 LA Statewide Survey Deck

2 Topline Report

3 Demographic Crosstab


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