Dec. 12, 2016 01:21 PM
Gov. John Bel Edwards
Photo by Robin May

Rebuild Louisiana, the political action committee supporting the efforts of Gov. John Bel Edwards, has a new poll in hand from the Washington-based Anzalone Liszt Grove that tests not only the governor but also some of his key issues.

The poll was conducted with 617 live telephone interviews with likely voters in Louisiana between Nov. 28 and Dec. 1. The margin of sampling error is +/-3.9 percent.

It suggests that Edwards’ positive job rating has reached 66 percent. The most recent poll from Southern Media and Opinion Research, based in Baton Rouge, had it at 62 percent.

Edwards also got high marks — 74 percent — for his handling of this year’s floods in the Anzalone poll.

Likely to cause at least a minor dustup for the warring factions involved are the numbers that show 61 percent to 62 percent of the respondents were in favor of Edwards’ position on a lawsuit against oil and gas companies and his executive order to ban discrimination against LGBT citizens.

On the latest budget shortfall, 54 percent of poll participants blamed “too many tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy” and 37 percent cited “not enough spending cuts.”