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New Poll Suggests Trump's Popularity in Louisiana May Be Slipping

Former President Donald Trump remains a political force to be reckoned with in the state of Louisiana, as he holds the distinction of receiving more votes in the state than any other candidate in history. However, a new poll suggests that his popularity and favorability ratings are slipping among some voters in the state.

The poll, which was conducted by SurveyUSA and commissioned by the nonprofit group Put Louisiana First, surveyed 662 registered voters in the state and found that 38% of respondents said they would choose Trump as the next president, while 34% would reelect Democratic President Joe Biden, and 29% would support Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. While Trump still leads among registered voters, the poll indicates that his support is not as strong as it once was.

Put Louisiana First is a nonprofit organization that does not have to disclose its donors, and its leadership includes prominent businessmen such as Richard Lipsey, J. Terrell Brown, and Blaine Hidalgo, who are known for their involvement in local politics.

Trump's popularity in Louisiana has been consistently high, and in 2016, he received more than 90% of the vote in many precincts in north Louisiana, Acadiana, and the Florida parishes. He carried 58% of the vote statewide in both the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, particularly among white voters in suburban and rural areas. Trump received 1.22 million votes in his first presidential bid and 1.26 million votes in his second run, making him the candidate with the most votes ever received in Louisiana.

Despite his strong showing in Louisiana, the recent poll numbers suggest that conservative politics in the state may be shifting.

As Louisiana gears up for the next presidential election, the state's political landscape may be undergoing some changes. While former President Donald Trump's popularity remains high in the state, a new poll indicates that his support may not be as strong as it once was. With 38% of respondents saying they would choose Trump as the next president, and 34% backing Democratic President Joe Biden, the survey suggests that conservative politics in Louisiana may be evolving. As the state heads towards the next election cycle, all eyes will be on how Louisiana's political dynamics continue to shift.


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