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LA: 2010 Sen, Oil Spill (PPP 6/12-13)

Topics: Louisiana , poll

Public Policy Polling (D)
6/12-13/10; 492 likely voters, 4.4% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(CQ article, PPP release)

Louisiana

2010 Senate
46% Vitter, 37% Melancon (chart)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Charlie Melancon: 29 / 34

Job Approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 37 / 57 (chart)
Gov. Jindal: 63 / 31 (chart)
Sen. Landrieu: 39 / 51 (chart)
Sen. Vitter: 45 / 43 (chart)

Do you approve or disapprove of how ______ has handled the aftermath of the oil spill?
Gov. Jindal: 65 / 25
Pres. Obama: 32 / 62

Do you support or oppose drilling for oil off the shore of Louisiana?
77% Support, 12% Oppose

 

Comments
hoosier_gary:

I'll bet Landrieu is glad she's not up for reelection this year. At 39%, she has the highest approval of any of the democrats - including Obama. You'd better believe that she will start being more conservative than the republicans next year. She's praying that voters have extremely short memories.

Here's the most damaging yet for Obama: by a 50 to 35 margin, Louisianans say that Bush did a better job with Katrina than Obama has done with the oil spill. They also believe by a 76 to 17 margin that the oil spill is more serious than Katrina.

Bush has a -24% negative on his handling of Katrina but Obama has a -30% negative.

Oops - looks like this isn't Obama's Katrina after all, it's worse than Katrina.

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1ProudVet:

Yeah, leave it to the racists to compare an Oil Spill they voted for to Katrina, which killed 4000 people. It amazing. A state that receives more funds than it pays in taxes, claims to be, "small gov't," and now we get all of this whining. I'm pulling for BP to file bankruptcy, so that this "arm-pit" of a state will have to wait 10 years to get a dime. Obama better not pay out a dime of my tax dollars to these low-life degenerates. They're not voting for me anyway. David Vitter at 45%? A F@#king adulterer! That tells me all I need to know about Louisiana.

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1ProudVet:

Yeah, leave it to the racists to compare an Oil Spill they voted for to Katrina, which killed 4000 people. It amazing. A state that receives more funds than it pays in taxes, claims to be, "small gov't," and we get all of this whining. I'm pulling for BP to file bankruptcy, so that this "arm-pit" of a state will have to wait 10 years to get a dime. I hope Obama, they're not voting for me anyway. David Vitter at 45%? An adulterer! That tells me all I need to know about Louisiana.

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iVote:

Louisiana voted for Jindal. They didn't vote for Obama. Who the hell do you think they're gonna approve of?

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1ProudVet:

iVote. To even waste time making comparison between Katrina and the Oil Spill is what I call the media's, "White grievance derangement syndrome."

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Field Marshal:

Ah good, i was waiting for more idiotic liberals to make some invocation of racism. Thanks 1ProutVet.

And, if LA voted in an Indian, they are not racists. Unless of course your definition of racism is opposition to any democrat as other posters on this site think.

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Xenobion:

Yeah 1ProudVet is obviously a liberal Field Marshal. Where do you get your assumptions *ahem* clues Scooby Doo?

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Field Marshal:

I read his posts. Its quite clear to people who can discern idiotic, mindless babble and real intellectual thought. Most liberals cannot.

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Lt. Cmdr. Walrus:

Not really surprising in a state that never approved of Obama to begin with, even before the spill.

@1ProudVet

"Obama better not pay out a dime of my tax dollars to these low-life degenerates."

So....you don't care about recovering from the spill?

@Field Marshal

"And, if LA voted in an Indian, they are not racists. Unless of course your definition of racism is opposition to any democrat as other posters on this site think."

Jindal's election didn't erase racism any more than Obama's did. You're over-simplifying the problem of racism if you think it does.

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Field Marshal:

Jindal's election didn't erase racism any more than Obama's did. You're over-simplifying the problem of racism if you think it does.

Well, it confirms that most of the people that voted aren't racists since Jindal received a majority of the vote. The oversimplification is the moronic notion that many libies use which is if its a southern state, they are all racists.

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1ProudVet:

That's like traitors they are...right-wing wacko address everything but issues I raise. All name calling. 46% of LA supports philanderer. So, who gives a damn what they think? THEY VOTED TO ALLOW OIL DRILLING. THAT MEANS THEY BOUGHT IT!!! I heard one of these right-wingers say that America is a republic, meaning that if one person opposes the health-care bill then it's, "treason" for 60 democrats to pass it anyway. I'm going by that definition. LA voted for deep-water Oil drilling, then they should go to Bobby Jindal to be made whole, just like many say George Bush was not responsible for the levees (that he de-funded project to re-enforce in 2003) not holding. They already get more in fed money than they pay in taxes.

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Lt. Cmdr. Walrus:

@Field Marshal

"Well, it confirms that most of the people that voted aren't racists since Jindal received a majority of the vote. The oversimplification is the moronic notion that many libies use which is if its a southern state, they are all racists."

Against Indians perhaps, but blacks are a different story. Indians (I am one) don't carry the same kind of stigma that blacks do in this country, so while Jindal is able to win in LA, I imagine a black politician would have a harder time.

I'm not going to make any silly generalizations about an entire state's population, but saying Jindal's election confirms that everyone who voted for him isn't racist is wrong.

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Field Marshal:

Xeno,

I rest my case....

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Xenobion:

It would be like saying they voted for an Asian. Certainly not the same stigma as a black person in the south.

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1ProudVet:

Knowing how you traitors think, the sane among us knew from day one of the Oil Spill, that you idiots would play the, "worse than Katrina" card. And seeing that George Bush did not take responsibility for one thing that happened during his presidency. And seeing that the "one word" definition for leadership is, "responsibility." That alone places Bush in the, "pantheon" of worst President ever. It would take Obama fifteen terms to equal the monumental number of f#$k ups that happened during the Bush years.

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vincent106:

1proudvet: I'm one unproud American that you actually are allowed to live in this great country.

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Lt. Cmdr. Walrus:

@Field Marshal

"I rest my case...."

I don't understand. Are you saying I somehow proved your point? I don't see how I did.

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Field Marshal:

Walrus,

That post was to Xenobion.

As to your post, i would agree that its not the same but I would argue most racists are the white supremacy and hate all "foreign looking people" types. That's just my assumption.

In any event, it seems like many people on the left seem to think that opposition to someone's policies, motives, ideas, when they are not white, makes you a racist.

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Field Marshal:

I should qualify my post. I would say most anti-Black racists are the white supremacy, hate all 'foreigners' (to them, that's anyone not white). I would not say that those are most racists as i think there are as many racists of color as there are Caucasian racists, as a percentage of population.

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1ProudVet:

First, a W. f%$k up pertinent to our discussion: On July 14, '08, Bush lifts his dad's moratorium on Oil Drill in outer-continental shelf.
Not racist?...Pop quiz: What was the first thing republicans did after losing the 2008 election by 8 MILLION VOTES! Answer: Hire a "porch monkey" to lead RNC to hide the fact that in 2008, they have not one black elected official in Congress. I'll stop calling you racists when America officially acknowledges AND apologizes for slavery. Oh, and at the Tea Party convention in Jan/Feb,there was one seminar that talked about how slavery wasn't that bad until the "non-Christians" took it over. Also, when Obama signed the Stimulus, it had $200 million in reparations to Filipinos (including non-citizens) that fought with America in WWII. And another 3.2 billion in reparations to American Indians (they and Iraqi citizens, by the way,already receive single payer healthcare, while he continues policy of "stonewalling" African-American WWII veterans who were frozen out of the post-WWII GI Bill education and housing benefits that were the foundation of American middle class. Those facts were for all you, "Obama is a racist, and is favoring the black man" a$% wipes.

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Farleftandproud:

Melancon may have a slim shot at this race. It is a longshot, but than again Vitter basically made some mistakes regarding his personal life I am sure he regrets.

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Farleftandproud:

Actually Vitter looks quite statesmanlike and competent compared to inexperienced big mouths like Fiorina and Angle.

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1ProudVet:

vincent106: A traitor like you would be, "unproud." You yell about a Constitution that you know nothing about; I actually defended it. And if not for your favored "white" status, you and your ilk would be hung for treason. Look up the definition of "sedition" (which is in the constitution), and you'll see your picture next to it.

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Field Marshal:

Wow... just wow. Xeno, is there any doubt now? And this guy is allowed to vote which is the scary thing...

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obamalover:

If a vast majority of Louisianans want off shore drilling then why are we wasting federal tax payer money to clean up their messes? I thought teabaggers were against bailing out people for poor decisions? Seems sort of hypocritical to me.


P.S. this thread is hilarious.

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djneedle83:

Drill baby drill.

The casing to the well was hack job material that now gives you horrific results.

I thought Bobby Jindal was against the feds spending the big bucks in their state? Oh wait---shittttttt

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Farleftandproud:

"1ProudVet:
Yeah, leave it to the racists to compare an Oil Spill they voted for to Katrina, which killed 4000 people. It amazing. A state that receives more funds than it pays in taxes, claims to be, "small gov't," and we get all of this whining."

You hit the nail on the head. Bush only made 1 or two meager trips to the gulf after Katrina, but that did deal with 4000 deaths.

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Farleftandproud:

Hoosier Gary needs to get his facts straight. Environmental disasters are bad like the gulf spill, but please don't try to compare a storm where the death toll was in the 100's or 1000's like Katrina to the GUlf. It is insulting to the people who did lose their lives in Katrina. Just more insenstive right wing propaganda.

It sort of reminds me of the Fox news crowd comparing a small time tyrant like Hugo Chavez to Chairman Mao and Stalin. It is ludicrous.

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seg:

Black Swan alert:
Apparently Obama tonight will call for energy taxes in response to the oil spill.

I will be humbled (briefly) if that sells very well. In fact, I think it will be disastrous for Democrats.

Does anyone know the acronomyn for "truly beyond clueless" ? TBC doesn't seem quite right.

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iVote:

...and those were where?

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Field Marshal:

This thread is hilarious. What i find hilarious is the stupidity that some on the left think is true. What i also find hilarious is that they think they are making cogent arguments.

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MikeyA:

I find it funny that Vet describes people who vote as traitors.

I would say voting is the opposite of being a traitor because they believe in the system.

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Bigmike:

So tonight BO said the govt is going to do everything they can to deal with the spill, he is going to make sure BP pays, he appointed a commission, and what we really need to solve this problem is a new tax.

Does that mean for the last 50 some days the govt has not been doing everything they can to deal with the spill.

I thought there was some sort of cap on damages oil companies have to pay. Does BO think he can rewrite law? Ex post facto even?

So the future of drilling is going to be decided by environmentalist and lawyers?

I hope they pass cap and trade. Energy costs will rise dramatically, no one will be hiring, and when T-bills become the equivalent of junk bonds and the feds can't finance more unemployment compensation extensions maybe people will see what left wing govt does for them.

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hoosier_gary:

@FarLeft,
"Environmental disasters are bad like the gulf spill, but please don't try to compare a storm where the death toll was in the 100's or 1000's like Katrina".

Grow up. So far this week, Obama has compared this oil spill to both 9-11 (where over 3,000 Americans died) and last night to world war 2 (where millions died). Where is your outrage?

The economic impact of this spill could be 10 times worse and last 10 times longer than the damage done by Katrina.

So Obama's solution is to make a speech from the Oval Office and try to use this disaster to get his political agenda passed (never let a good crisis go to waste). He had a chance to convince people that things are under control. Instead he turned it into a political campaign speech.

But hey - we get a new Czar. Yippee. Problem solved.

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Field Marshal:

MikeyA:


I would say voting is the opposite of being a traitor because they believe in the system.

I would say EVERYTHING opposite of what 1proudvet says is true.

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RussTC3:

Why is it that PPP is continually getting away with putting out atrocious polling? Check this out.

Breakdown by race (2008 election in parenthesis):
White - 76% (65)
African-American - 20% (29)
Other - 4% (6)

That's a +20 point swing in favor of White voters over African American voters -- +36 to +56 -- since the 2008 election.

Adjusting PPP's results with the new numbers changes the President's handling of the situation from -30 (32/62) points to -17 (38/55). Disappointing, no doubt, but a far cry from what PPP is claiming.

What's going on here? PPP really needs to get a handle on their likely voter screening.

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