Sen. David Vitter appears to be the clear favorite in the upcoming fall election to replace Gov. Bobby Jindal for Governor of the State of Louisiana. A recent poll conducted Southern Media and Opinion Research (SMOR) shows Vitter with a commanding lead amongst all of the candidates within the race.
"He's doing extremely well," Pollster Bernie Pinsonat said. "He's got about 50% of all white voters, he's doing extremely well with the conservatives."
Pinsonat says the poll also shows there's very few white voters who are undecided, which is bad news for Vitter's opponents.
Pinsonat says Vitter would have to suffer a catastrophic melt down with his white support not to get into the runoff against Democrat John Bel Edwards.
"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," Pinsonat said.
The primary is October 24th.