New poll shows voters aren’t yet paying attention to Louisiana governor’s race

Though the governor’s race is just two months away, a new statewide poll shows the campaign has yet to catch fire in the public imagination. According to the results of the survey, conducted between July 7 and Aug. 3 by the Public Policy Research Lab at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication, just 29% of voters in the state are closely following news about the election, roughly unchanged from the 25% who were following it in March.

The poll also shows that large majorities of voters remain unfamiliar with three of the four candidates: Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne—both Republicans—and State Rep. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat.

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