Pollster Bernie Pinsonat talks about President Donald Trump's popularity in Louisiana and how Republican lawmakers in the state might still be reluctant to challenge initiatives from an embattled president.
More than a few political experts have voiced dismay over apparent voter apathy as we head into Saturday’s primary election. Bernie Pinsonat of Southern Media and Opinion Research addressed the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday, saying that’s because the budget problem – big as it is – is nothing new.
“The sky is falling has happened for the last seven years in Louisiana. We went broke – again. And that’s been going on forever.”
Lawmakers have managed to avoid implementing the doomsday scenarios, thus far. So many people believe they don’t have to worry right now.
“They know something’s wrong, but it hasn’t resulted in people paying more taxes,” Pinsonat explains.
Having garnered just 23-percent of the vote in the primary election, David Vitter has the bigger numerical hill to climb in order to win the November 21st runoff. Yet all together, Republican candidates took home 57-percent of the vote.
“He’s got to pull all that together, and he’s got to get them united,” pollster Bernie Pinsonat says, adding this time, that’s easier said than done.
“Because of the attack ads, his challenge is greater.”