Political polls are a lot like racing stripes on a car. They can make you look good but they don't always mean you're ready to run. If you are one who takes stock in the political pollster's data then you'd have to say David Vitter is the man to beat for Louisiana Governor.

It's not surprising. Vitter is a sitting United States Senator. He has statewide name recognition too. The other candidates don't have nearly the statewide visibility as Vitter but it doesn't mean this race is done. In fact the party is just getting started.

Southern Media Opinion and Research recently conducted a statewide poll of likely voters and found that Republican  David Vitter had 38% of respondents saying they would vote for him. His closest challenger was Democrat John Bel Edwards who had a 25% mark.  Showing up third in the poll was another Republican, Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne. Dardenne was the choice of 17% of respondents.  Scott Angelle, another Republican received 5% in this poll.

Pollster Bernie Pinsonat said of the results of this poll concerning Vitter's strong support,

It doesn't mean that Vitter is going to win, but at this point in time, he looks as strong as any candidate we've ever polled for this early in the race.

Voters will go to the polls on October 24th of this year to elect Louisiana's next Governor.

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