This poll confirms that the people of Louisiana recognize the urgency of our coastal crisis and acknowledge what needs to be done to protect our coast.

Steve Cochran

Poll Resources

There is widespread, bipartisan support for action in addressing Louisiana’s coastal land loss crisis, according to a new poll by BDPC, LLC + Pinsonat and Restore the Mississippi River Delta. The poll surveyed 809 likely voters and was conducted from August 29 to September 5, 2018 to determine the familiarity, interest and support for major issues facing coastal Louisiana.

About the Poll:

All surveys were conducted by trained live operators: 52% of the calls/surveys were to cell phones. 24 Parishes were grouped into 5 areas to test perspectives by defined cultural/geographic areas: Plaquemines and St. Bernard Parish, New Orleans, Bayou Central, Southwest Coastal and Non Coastal. The survey has a 3% margin of error at a 95% confidence level and an 8% margin of error for the individual subareas tested. Results were analyzed to ensure consistency in responses.

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About BDPC LLC + Pinsonat: 

BDPC LLC: We work with serious candidates to win elections. We have a lot of experience, great data, and the best technology available to support candidates in local, state and federal elections. We model the election to better understand what will be required to win – turnout, votes cast by party, race, gender and age. From this, we help define and organize the campaign effort, and we identify voters who are most likely to participate. We message the voter to promote our candidate or issue throughout the campaign. Then we help mobilize the voters for early voting and on Election Day. We enjoy the process, do it well, and our candidates win way more often than not. Try us and see for yourself.

Greg Rigamer is the owner and CEO of BDPC, LLC.  Mr. Rigamer has forty years of professional experience as a management consultant serving corporate and governmental interests.  He is also widely recognized for his work as a demographer and political consultant.  His research and analytical reports have been quoted extensively in both local and national press and he is recognized as an expert in demographic and community affairs by the United States Federal Court.

Mr. Rigamer received a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University in Philosophy and a Master of Science in Urban Studies from the University of New Orleans.  He was the recipient of the 2007 University of New Orleans’ Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Bernie Pinsonat formerly a partner in the highly successful research firm Southern Media & Opinions Research continues conducting surveys under the name Bernie R Pinsonat, Inc. His partner Lawrence McKenzie retired in 2017. In 1978 Bernie Pinsonat and his partner Lawrence McKenzie started the research firm Southern Media & Opinion Research, Inc. SMOR became one of the most successful survey firms in Louisiana. SMOR conducted surveys for fortune five hundred companies, Louisiana Companies, media organization and hundreds of political clients. Bernie Pinsonat became one of the most recognizable names in politics as he was called upon by national and Louisiana news organizations for his insights and perspective of current political events. Pinsonat is known throughout Louisiana and in national media circles as the “go to” interview during both political campaigns and weighty public policy discussions. In Louisiana, he has appeared on most television and radio stations as one of the most recognized news sources in Louisiana. He is often quoted in the Times Picayune, The Advocate and most newspapers throughout Louisiana.