L’ Observateur’s ONLINE POLL

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Staff Report

LAPLACE – The events of last week may have influenced voters in this week’s online poll, as respondents overwhelmingly selected more political scandals as their prediction for 2010.

Following Friday’s announcement that Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard had resigned from office, that choice surged ahead in the poll, ending up with nearly half of the votes.

On a more positive note, a number of L’Observateur readers still believe in those gridiron heroes in black and gold. With almost 30 percent of the vote, the Saints winning the Super Bowl was the second most-selected prediction for 2010.

Last week, L’Observateur asked readers to respond to the question, “Across the country and around the globe, lists of predictions for 2010 are being compiled by politicians, media outlets and self-proclaimed ‘psychics.’ What is your prediction for 2010?”

A full breakdown of responses follows:

• 29 percent of respondents chose “The Saints will win the Super Bowl.”

• 10 percent of respondents chose “Hurricanes will steer clear of Louisiana again in 2010.”

• 12 percent of respondents chose “The economy will turn around, and the job market will pick up.”

• 4 percent of respondents chose “LSU baseball will repeat as College World Series champions.”

• 45 percent chose “The state will again be mired in corruption as scandals involving more upper-level politicians are exposed.”

Next week’s question: The special election to choose who will serve out the remainder of former St. John Parish President Bill Hubbard’s term is just over two months away. With four candidates in the race so far, who do you think is the early favorite?

Visit www.lobservateur.com to vote.