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Dr. Michael Henderson, LSU Public Policy Research Lab (2015)

The Press Club



Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-10-26

Duration: 00:28:46

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Henderson, Michael | LSU Public Policy Research Lab | Political analysis | Politics | Elections, 2015 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 2015 | Campaign advertising | Social media | Voter turnout | Public opinion polls | Vitter, David | Edwards, John Bel


  • Henderson, Michael Speaker


A speech by Dr. Michael Henderson before the Baton Rouge Press Club on October 26, 2015. Henderson is the director of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab. He discusses the 2015 gubernatorial election, including: the increase in negative campaign advertising; the use of social media by the campaigns; low voter turnout; the accuracy of the polling data leading up to the primary election; and his prediction for the run-off election between United States Senator David Vitter and State Representative John Bel Edwards. Dr. Henderson also answers questions from the audience.