The second poll in a week is showing Rep. Bill Cassidy on his way to joining the new GOP Senate majority, giving the Louisiana Republican a 15 point lead over Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in their Senate runoff race.
The Rasmussen Reports survey,
released Thursday, gives Cassidy 56 percent support to Landrieu’s 41 percent.
On Wednesday, a Vox Populi poll
found Cassidy with an 11-point edge over Landrieu.
The Rasmussen survey suggests Landrieu’s efforts to pass a bill authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline didn't have much effect with voters: 70 percent of Louisiana voters strongly support building the pipeline, those same people favor Cassidy 78 percent to 20 percent over Landrieu.
Among those who somewhat favor Keystone, Landrieu leads 54 percent to 40 percent, and she also leads big among those who oppose the pipeline, the Rasmussen poll shows.
A bill backed by Landrieu authorizing the controversial energy pipeline fell one vote short in the Senate. A similar measure offered by Cassidy in the House passed.
The Rasmussen poll found Landrieu's lagging in support from her own party: only 76 percent of Louisiana Democrats say they support her while 21 percent say they favor Cassidy.
Cassidy has the support of 92 percent of the GOP voters in his state, and leads by 7 percent among independents, the poll finds.
The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
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