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Poll of Louisiana Residents

April 3, 2024

Bipartisan polling firm RABA Research, as part of their national series of public interest polls, conducted an online survey of 512 Louisiana residents March 28 – April 1. The survey looked at respondents’ opinions of Governor Jeff Landry, organized labor unions, and a potential constitutional convention.

Of particular note, 92% of respondents believe “Louisiana’s workers should have the freedom to join a union” and 85% believe “Louisiana’s workers should have the freedom to contribute a portion of their own wages to their union if they choose to”. The results of this survey show 86% of respondents “would be LESS LIKELY to support my legislator if they voted to weaken workers’ rights”.

The poll looked at support for a potential consititutional convention. Respondents were told, “legislators in Baton Rouge are debating a proposal that could dramatically change how Louisiana’s laws are made by fundamentally altering our state’s constitution. Some people believe this will cut public services (such as hurricane preparation and response, and garbage collection), cut funding for K-12 schools, and could imperil hospital funding. Others say it will allow for lower taxes and smaller government.”

Respondents were asked if they “support an effort to change our state’s constitution” and by a more than a two to one margin (69% – 31%), respondents answered “No”.

Key Findings

  • Jeff Landry is viewed favorably by 43% of respondents and unfavorably by 38%.
  • Organized labor unions are viewed favorably by 47% of respondents and unfavorably by 34%.
  • 79% of respondents said they do not support “weakening Louisiana’s child labor laws so that teenage workers would no longer be required to get a lunch break?”.
  • 61% of respondents oppose efforts to force regular union elections that will cost Louisiana’s taxpayers more.
  • 73% of respondents oppose making it illegal for public employees to discuss workplace related issues and union issues at their workplace.