A poll conducted Sept. 29-Oct. 1 by JMC Enterprises on behalf of The Hayride, a conservative Louisiana political website, shows the races for lieutenant governor and secretary of state are extremely close less than three weeks before election day.

Based on just more than 900 respondents and a 3.2 percent margin of error, the poll finds incumbent Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne with a 26-24 percent lead over Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser in a race that has gotten increasingly personal and bitter.

House Speaker Jim Tucker, meanwhile, holds a 20-19 lead over incumbent Tom Schedler in the secretary of state race. But as numbers for both races indicate, there remains a high percentage of undecided voters — 61 percent still haven’t made up their mind on a choice for secretary of state while 49 percent remain undecided in the lieutenant governor race.

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