Gov. Bobby Jindal's recent rhetoric against President Barack Obama has failed to boost his standing among the conservative base.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's recent rhetoric against President Barack Obama - during the National Governors' Association meeting in D.C. and most recently during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland - has failed to boost his standing among the conservative base. In fact, if the straw poll taken during the annual CPAC event is any indication, Jindal is losing ground to politicians currently enjoying the tea party love.
Jindal only managed 2 percent of the vote in Saturday's straw poll of 2016 presidential contenders, landing him in a three-way tie for 10th place among more than two dozen contenders.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was far and away the top candidate, garnering 31 percent of the 2,450 votes. Firebrand Texas freshman GOP Sen. Ted Cruz was a distant second with 11 percent, followed by neurologist Dr. Ben Carson (9 percent) and embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (8 percent).
Last year Jindal came in eighth with 3 percent of the vote.
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