Exit poll indicates Landrieu and Cassidy headed towards runoff

Exit poll indicates Landrieu and Cassidy headed towards runoff

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Based on exit polling Tuesday and on a Raycom/WVUE poll taken before the race, there are strong indications that Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy are heading for a runoff according to Multi Quest International.

Fox News has projected there will be a runoff between the two. The Associated Press also reported the two candidates will be in a runoff.

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The unscientific exit polling data shows Landrieu at 47 percent, Cassidy at 41 percent and Rob Maness at 10 percent. However this is within the margin of error and FOX 8 is not going to make a projection at this time.

As the state's senior senator, Landrieu is attempting to hold on to the position she has held for 18 years. Her experience, she believes, is what will move Louisiana forward.

Cassidy told his supporters that if he is elected, there will be a conservative majority, the country will go in a different direction and the "American dream becomes real once more."

Early polls said Landrieu would be forced into a runoff by Cassidy and Maness. The Landrieu camp insisted strong, early voting turnout, combined with turnout which came late in New Orleans would give them a first-round victory.

The runoff is scheduled for Dec. 6.

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