Decision 2013 â€“ 5th Congressional District Poll
The 5th Congressional District is located in Northeast Louisiana, although after reapportionment, additional territory in the Florida Parishes and in St Landry Parish was added. This is a Republican leaning district with a noticeable Democratic base, due to the 33% black voter registration. Mitt Romney carried this district 61-38%, while in the 2008 Senate race, Senator Mary Landrieu received 48% of the vote (her Republican challenger John Kennedy got 50%). As a result of Congressman Rodney Alexander’s recent resignation, there will be a special election, with an October 19 primary and (if necessary) a November 16 runoff. Since qualifying starts tomorrow, JMC Analytics and Polling thought it would conduct a poll to gauge voter sentiment on the eve of qualifying.