Caddo Parish District Attorney Paul Carmouche (D) was ahead of physician John Fleming (R) by 10 points in Louisianas 4th district election, according to internal polling released Monday afternoon by Carmouches campaign.
The initial matchup showed Carmouche with 45 percent and Fleming with 35 percent. Two third-party candidates garnered 4 percent, and 16 percent of those surveyed were undecided.
The Dec. 6 election is essentially the general election to decide who will replace retiring Rep. Jim McCrery (R) in the Shreveport-based district. The Bayou State pushed back its primary election calendar in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav.
Carmouches poll was conducted by the Kitchens Group on Nov. 6 and 7. The survey of 600 likely voters had a 4-point margin of error. As of Friday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spent $77,000 in independent expenditures on the race. The National Republican Congressional Committee went up with its first ad Monday in the race.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.