LSU mass communications dean speaks on upcoming election

Martin Johnson
Martin Johnson(LSU Manship School of Mass Communication (custom credit))
Updated: Nov. 6, 2018 at 5:29 AM CST
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The Dean of LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communications stopped by KSLA News 12 studios on Tuesday morning to discuss this year’s election day — and it’s importance.

Polls opened in Louisiana at 6 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m. Polls in Texas and Oklahoma open at 7 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m. In Arkansas, polls will open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.

Martin Johnson has been the dean of LSU's Manship School since July.

However, the job is almost like coming home, since he is an alum of the school and worked for The Daily Reveille, LSU's newspaper, as his time as an undergrad.

LSU recently conducted the Cook Political Report, which found:

  • Trump is a factor in the election, with two-thirds of Americans saying that they will use the midterm election to either show support or opposition for President Trump.
  • Democrats have a 12-point lead in the 72 most competitive House Congressional districts – but it’s still a close race! There is a nine-point margin of error.
  • 62 percent of all Americans say they believe that President Trump does not deserve to be president.
  • 41 percent of all Republicans report that they want to see President Trump face a serious primary challenger in the 2020 election.
  • The two most important things to Americans right now are healthcare and the economy. 
  • Republicans rate the economy as most important.
  • Democrats rate healthcare as most important.

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