One noteworthy result out of a new University of New Orleans poll released Monday is that City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell holds a comfortable 46-35 lead over her New Orleans mayoral runoff opponent, former Municipal Court Judge Desiree Charbonnet.
Just as interesting is which subgroups are contributing to her advantage: To be blunt, it's most of them.
The poll suggests Cantrell enjoys a particularly broad-based coalition, with some subgroups favoring her more than others but with almost all giving her at least as much support as they're offering to Charbonnet.
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Cantrell holds a wide lead with black voters, 49-30, and a smaller lead among white voters, 44-40, the poll found. Women prefer her by a 47-31 margin, and men 43-39. The city's youngest voters, those 34 and under, are her biggest fans, preferring her by a 57-31 margin, but she also comes out on top among all other age groups. Same goes for voters of different income and education levels.
There are a few areas where Charbonnet holds a lead. One is in City Council District E, the only one of the five council districts to give her an edge (Meanwhile Cantrell, who represents District B, leads among her current constituents by 20 points). Another is among voters who disapprove of Mayor Mitch Landrieu's tenure in office, who favor her by a 13 point margin. So Charbonnet might want to focus her efforts there in the campaign's waning days.
Here Cantrell holds an advantage too, the poll suggests. She can aim her get-out-the-vote effort everywhere else.
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