Trending moderate: Is Baton Rouge becoming more progressive—or, at least, less conservative?
(Clearly, the answer is yes! Simply put it's because EBR is getting blacker. More African Americans equals more liberal Democrats. The suggestion by the author that these poll numbers are somehow "chilling to conservatives" couldn't be farther from the truth. 'White flight' has been happening in this parish for many years and will continue unless something is done to fix the school system and myriad other urban maladies we face. This parish is not just trending 'moderate' it's trending 'liberal,' Barack Obama won in EBR with 51% of the vote. In Louisiana as a whole he could only manage 38%. The thing "chilling to conservatives" around here is the political naiveté of our so called 'city leaders.' If you want Baton Rouge to be New Orleans why not just move there?)