In spite of the so-called "Jindal Miracle" - AKA smoke and mirrors - Gov. Bobby Jindal remains one of the most unpopular governors in the United States.
In spite of the so-called "Jindal Miracle" - AKA smoke and mirrors - Gov. Bobby Jindal remains one of the most unpopular governors in the United States according to a new poll by Public Policy Polling. Overall, the governor is "enjoying" a 32 percent approval rating, with 56 percent of respondents saying they disapprove of the job he's doing. Broken down by political affiliation, 57 percent of Republicans approve of Jindal's job performance while 33 disapprove; independents are close to the overall average (32 approve/57 disapprove) while Democrats are almost uniform - a mere 12 percent approve while 75 percent disaaprove.
Other poll questions are equally harsh for Jindal: Among GOP voters only 21 percent think he should make a run for president while 63 percent say he shouldn't; the governor finishes fourth among Republican primary voters behind Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee. Perhaps most vexing for Jindal in this red state, in a hypothetical election with former Gov. Edwin Edwards, the Silver Fox beats Jindal 48 to 43 percent.
The poll, a Louisiana miscellany, features several interesting tidbits about Louisianans and their preferences including views of Common Core, Major League Baseball and the Obama administration's initiative to reduce carbon pollution from power plants.
See it here.
If you're one of the majority of Louisianans holding an unfavorable opinion of our governor, check out this takedown over at Salon.