Democrats in particular are driving frustration in
the Louisiana public, perhaps egged on by unkept promises from Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Such a conclusion comes from data gathered by
Louisiana State University’s Public Policy Research Lab. The first
release from its 2018 Louisiana Survey came
last week, focusing on questions of trust in politicians and government and
assessing its performance, as well as perceptions of the population’s political
views and attitudes.
Of note, after last year where those respondents
thinking the state headed in the right direction exceeded marginally those who
thought the opposite, this year’s results followed the reverse trend of recent
years. With half thinking wrong direction, 11 points more than the opposing view,
this overall negativity adhered to the pattern since 2012. The year before had
slightly more saying wrong direction, but this may have been a product of an election