Mayor’s Race: Where Will GOP Candidates Get the Votes? [VIDEO]
Political analyst Scott Hughes talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the recently conducted poll on the Shreveport mayoral race and how it might affect the candidates strategy between now and the election.
In reference to the just released results of a poll by JMC Enterprises, Analytics and Polling, Hughes is somewhat critical of the limited numbers made public by the Caddo Parish Republican Party, who commissioned the study. Hughes tells KEEL listeners that he suspects the details of the poll were limited "because they didn't get the numbers they wanted."
In that poll, incumbent Mayor Ollie Tyler was in the lead with 27%, but there the exact numbers stopped. From Louis R. Avallone, Caddo Parish Republican party Chairman:
Candidate support, from likely Shreveport voters, ranged from 27% (for Ollie Tyler) to 5% or less (for Steven Jackson, Anna Marie Arpino, Temecius Dixon, and Jeron Rogers). Support for Adrian Perkins fell below the midpoint of this range (trailing Jim Taliaferro and Lee Savage by several percentage points and behind Ollie Tyler by double-digits), but still polled above those candidates with support of 5% or less.