A new Magellan Strategies poll in Louisiana finds challenger Bill Cassidy (R) crushing Senator Mary Landrieu (D) in their runoff race for U.S. Senate, 57% to 41%.
Since 2006, Democrats have been able to flip Virginia from red to blue. The bad news for Democrats is that they have lost Arkansas and Louisiana. Florida is the lone other southern state that is friendly to Democrats at this point. The map went from very bad to dreadful for Democrats in the south. Obama leaving in two years will no doubt help southern Democrats and GOP controlling the entire show in a lot of southern states leaves then taking all the credit and the blame. Democrats will no doubt bounce back because at this point there is only up from here. For now though, the south hasn’t been more solidly Republican than it is now.