A new Zogby Poll of 412 likely voters in Louisiana shows Mitt Romney comfortably ahead of President Barack Obama - 49.7% to 36.5% among Louisiana likely voters. More than one in ten voters (10.4%) are undecided. The interactive survey was conducted September 29-30 and has a margin of sampling error of +/- 4.9 percentage points.

Mitt Romney leads among key sub-groups such as Independents 39.6% to 18.8%, although 28.6% say they are undecided. The former Governor also leads Barack Obama among women, 45.7% to 36.6% and among 30-49 year olds, 42.8% to 41.8%.

Mitt Romney also has substantial leads over rival Barack Obama among key sub-groups such as NASCAR fans, respondents with and without college degrees and those who identify themselves as being a part of the investor class, who are individuals with 30k or more in investable assets.

Managing Director, Jonathan Zogby: "At this point every electoral college vote counts and with states such as Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada likely to play a major role in who is elected President in 2012, a sure eight electoral votes from Louisiana helps but will not pave the way to the White House for Mitt Romney."

Zogby Polls have been widely acclaimed since 1994 as among the most accurate in elections. In this poll, slight weights were applied for party identification, represented at 37% Democrat, 35% Republican, 28% independent.