A poll on the 2019 governor’s race released by GOP Congressman Ralph Abraham’s campaign shows a competitive head-to-head race if Abraham faced Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in a runoff, but it also shows most voters still don’t know Abraham.
The poll was paid for by Abraham’s campaign and conducted by Remington Research Group.
It was the first internal campaign poll released since Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy opted out of the race and Abraham jumped in last week.
Abraham’s poll shows among the current candidates Edwards leads with 43 percent, followed by Abraham with 31 percent, wealthy Baton Rouge Republican businessman Eddie Rispone with 9 percent and 17 percent undecided.
In runoff between Abraham and Edwards, the poll shows each with 44 percent.
“Two things are clear from this poll — John Bel Edwards is a one-term governor, and I’m the man who can take him down,” Abraham said in a press release. “I said last week that I intended to win, and I meant it. I can’t wait to hit the campaign trail and meet as many folks as possible from across Louisiana.”
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