More Louisiana residents would rather vote for Hillary Clinton for president than Gov. Bobby Jindal, according to a new poll out Thursday.
The MarblePort/Hayride statewide poll, found 44.5 percent of respondents would vote for Clinton in a hypothetical head-to-head against Jindal in 2016, to 42 percent for Jindal. About 13.5 percent of those surveyed said they couldn’t choose between the two.
Jindal, who is term-limited and can’t seek re-election as governor, is expected to announce a 2016 run next week.
Louisiana governor’s race
Republican David Vitter (34.1%) and Democrat John Bel Edwards (28.8%) continue to lead the pack.
About 15.6 percent of respondents were undecided.
MarblePort surveyed 1,415 likely Louisiana voters on June 17. The poll has a margin of error of 2.6 percent.
Another poll that The Advocate obtained this week, also showed Vitter and Edwards in the lead. That poll, which was conducted by pollster Verne Kennedy for an independent group, allowed voters a rare option of saying who they were merely “leaning toward” — so the numbers vary from other polls.
That poll, which was conducted in May, found 10 percent support for Angelle, 8 percent for Dardenne, 15 percent for Edwards, and 23 percent for Vitter. When asked the “leaning toward” question, 8 percent said Angelle, 5 percent said Dardenne, 5 percent said John Bel Edwards, and 8 percent said Vitter.
Kennedy’s poll also found that 49 percent of respondents said that they would like to see someone new get in the race. It included 600 likely Louisiana voters and has a margin of error of 4.1 percent.
Sixty-one percent of respondents said they were dissatisfied with the job Jindal is doing in Louisiana.