Raleigh, N.C. – Louisiana was not on anyone’s list of battleground states in 2012, but it might be in 2016 if Hillary Clinton runs for president, according to PPP’s latest poll. Clinton is tied with Paul Ryan at 46%, and she leads Marco Rubio 46/43 and Bobby Jindal 48/45. 66% of voters in his home state do not think Jindal should run for president in 2016. The state’s voters have a narrowly favorable opinion of Clinton, 46% to 44%. These results are within the margin of error, but they are indicative of Clinton’s unmatched appeal to moderate voters. 67% of moderates have a favorable view of Clinton to 25% unfavorable. Even 23% of somewhat conservative voters view her favorably, and these numbers hold up in match-ups against each of the GOP candidates. --- Same-sex marriage is opposed 59% to 29%, but 54% support some form of legal recognition—25% for marriage equality and 29% for civil unions. Voters disapprove of President George W. Bush’s handling of Hurricane Katrina by 9 points, 40/49. PPP surveyed 603 Louisiana voters from February 8th to 12th.
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