BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The governor's race continues to be eyed very closely, but research shows there may already be a clear winner.
A new poll shows Gov. Bobby Jindal is set to win the Oct. 22 election by a landslide. It shows 57 percent of those surveyed said they would vote for him. That's compared to the 15 percent of his nine opponents combined. However, 29 percent was still undecided.
Middle school teacher Tara Hollis is the closest candidate to Jindal with 5 percent. Hollis has not been able to drum up the cash needed to challenge Jindal's multimillion dollar campaign account.
So far, Jindal has spent more than $1.3 million over the last month on advertising for his re-election.
All candidates running for governor, except Jindal, had a debate Wednesday night. They may not be well known, but they were ready to talk about the big issues and left a seat for the governor.
The debate was held by the Louisiana Association of Educators.
Meanwhile, Jindal has officially cast his ballot. Candidates ask people to vote early since the election is the same day as the LSU-Auburn game, which will take place in Tiger Stadium.
"It's very fast, it's very east, no lines, no waiting," said Jindal. "It's very, very simple to do. I strongly encourage people to early vote."
Early voting runs through Saturday.