A week and a half ago at a Louisiana Tech University talk, long-time Bayou State political commentator John Maginnis said U. S. Senator David Vitter could be the candidate to beat for Governor of Louisiana in 2015.
From The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune today:
BATON ROUGE – Magellan Strategies BR on Monday released the results of an an automated survey of 2,682 likely voters. The survey was conducted Oct. 2 through October 4. The margin of error for a survey of this size is 1.9%. The study measures voter opinion among a wide array of issues and election contests, including the upcoming Presidential, 2014 U.S. Senate and 2015 Gubernatorial match-ups.
In a hypothetical matchup for the 2015 Louisiana gubernatorial contest, U.S. Sen. David Vitter leads a field of six potential candidates. Vitter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu were the only tested candidates to receive more than 10 percent support. Additionally in a head-to-head matchup, Vitter leads Landrieu by over 5 percentage points (45.2% Vitter/39.8% Landrieu/15% Undecided).