New Poll Shows Vitter With Lead Over Melancon
A new poll shows Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is holding onto a comfortable lead over Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.) in his Senate reelection bid.
According to a poll conducted by WWL-TV and other local Louisiana stations, 48 percent of voters would reelect Vitter and 36 percent would vote for Melancon. Vitter’s lead is smaller than a June Rasmussen poll, which put Vitter ahead by 18 percentage points.
But both Vitter and Melancon have to win their Aug. 28 primary battles. Vitter has a competitive primary, with former Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Chet Traylor. But the poll shows that voters overwhelmingly prefer Vitter.
According to WWL-TV:
In the Republican primary, Vitter scores 74 percent of the vote. Former Supreme Court Justice Chet Traylor gets 5 percent and physician Nick Accardo earns 3 percent. “Undecided” gets the second highest number in the contest: 18 percent.
The poll also shows Melancon easily winning the Democratic primary.
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