UNO poll shows Cantrell ahead in mayor's race

UNO poll shows Cantrell ahead in mayor's race

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center says Latoya Cantrell has an 11-point lead over Desiree Charbonnet in the race for New Orleans mayor.

A survey of 602 likely Orleans Parish voters was conducted Nov. 1-8. Cantrell is most popular with African-Americans, women and millennials, the survey found.

Other points provided by UNO's survey include:

  • Over one-half of voters who cast a ballot for Michael Bagneris plan on voting for Cantrell.
  • One-fifth of respondents say they are undecided.
  • Cantrell performs slightly better than Charbonnet with white voters. Cantrell enjoys a nearly 20 percentage point advantage over Cantrell with African-Americans.
  • Voters who approve of Mayor Mitch Landrieu support Cantrell in the runoff.
  • Mayor Landrieu has a 54 percent approval rating.

The poll, conducted under the direction of UNO political scientist Ed Chervenak with research associates Leah Bordlee and Michael Esealuka, has a 4 percent margin of error at a 95 percent level of confidence. To review the entire poll, click here.