Posted on October 14, 2011 at 5:50 PM
Friday, Oct 14 at 5:55 PM
Dominic Massa / Eyewitness News
NEW ORLEANS – Fresh out of prison, promoting his memoir and celebrating his recent marriage, Edwin Edwards remains one of Louisiana’s most popular governors, according to the new WWL-TV poll.
The statewide survey released this week was conducted by Clarus Research Group of Washington, D.C. Among other topics, it asked respondents to name which governor of the past six they thought did the best job in office.
Republican incumbent Bobby Jindal, who is seeking re-election, came in first with 35 percent.
Edwards, who served four terms as governor and remains on probation for his federal corruption conviction, was second, with 30 percent.
Edwards, 84, fared slightly better with women then men (31 percent to 29 percent), and was the overwhelming favorite of African-American voters who chose him as their favorite (64 percent).
Republican Mike Foster came in third with 11 percent, followed by Democrat Kathleen Blanco at 7 percent and Buddy Roemer at 5 percent. Roemer is currently a Republican candidate for president.
Republican governor Dave Treen, who died in 2009, earned 4 percent in the survey.
The poll was conducted by Clarus Research Group and Dr. Ron Faucheux. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.