BRAC Releases East Baton Rouge Parish Poll Results

Residents polled on presidential and EBR mayor-president races

Baton Rouge, La. (October 14, 2020) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today released the full summary of a poll conducted by JMC Analytics and Polling September 29-30 among 898 households considered likely voters in East Baton Rouge Parish.

The survey included questions related to both the U.S. presidential race and the East Baton Rouge mayor-president race.

Results on presidential preference are as follows:

  • Biden (Dem): 51 percent
  • Trump (Rep): 37 percent
  • 3rd party candidate: 2 percent
  • Undecided: 10 percent

Topline poll results for the EBR mayor-president race are as follows:

  • Broome (Dem): 41 percent
  • Carter (Rep): 14 percent
  • Watson (Rep): 13 percent
  • Marcelle (Dem): 6 percent
  • Piazza (Rep): 4 percent
  • Guirard (Ind): 2 percent
  • Smith (Rep): <1 percent
  • Undecided: 19 percent

Additional questions related to the EBR mayor-president race, such as follow up to undecided voters, second choice selection, and re-election of Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome are included in the attached executive summary, along with crosstabs and commentary by JMC Analytics and Polling.

The primary election will take place on November 3, and early voting will begin on October 16. 

About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber 

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,400 small businesses, mid-sized firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at  


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