AP Analysis: Louisiana governor’s legislative agenda polls well

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If Gov. John Bel Edwards wanted validation for the priorities he’s pushed since taking office three years ago, an annual survey of public opinion in Louisiana provided it, suggesting the governor’s aligned with state residents on many of his core issues.

Medicaid expansion, a minimum wage hike, teacher pay raises and a rewrite of criminal justice laws proved popular in the Louisiana Survey, a public-opinion poll conducted annually for 18 years by the Public Policy Research Lab at Louisiana State University’s mass communication school.

And those are all areas the Democratic governor has championed.

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