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Gubernatorial poll projects Edwards over Vitter based on black voter turnout

John Bel Edwards and David Vitter John Bel Edwards and David Vitter
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A second statewide poll in as many days is out on the gubernatorial race, and both polls show the same candidate over the critical 50-percent mark.

Longtime pollster Verne Kennedy put the poll together which The Advocate Newspaper published.

It said if the turnout of African-American voters is 25 percent, John Bel Edwards would be projected at 54 percent of the vote with David Vitter pulling 38 percent.

If turnout of African-American voters is lower at 20 percent, Edwards still stays above the crucial 50-percent point with 51, while Vitter grows slightly to 40 percent.

Monday's poll had Edwards at 52 percent and Vitter at 32. 

The runoff election is November 21. The polls open at 7 a.m., and early voting starts Saturday, November 7.

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