The Corner

Louisiana

There are dueling polls out. The Democratic poll puts Kathleen Blanco up 6 points in the race for governor; the Republican one puts Bobby Jindal up 7. Jindal’s campaign doesn’t quite believe either poll. Its own poll was taken in the immediate aftermath of Jindal’s strong performance in the primary election, and the race has probably tightened since then. Probably the best indication we’ll have as to who really thinks they’re ahead is who goes negative first. That will be particularly true if Blanco does, given her complaints during the primary campaign about negative campaigning.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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