On the subject of PPP's recent Louisiana polling, attention has largely been focused on the absurdity of one third of all Republican voters blaming Obama for Katrina. (I'm sorry, folks, but even the President doesn't have access to a Delorean or a TARDIS.) But also of note is the fact that the folks of Louisiana really don't like their governor. I mean really, really don't like him. How much don't they like him? Here's how much:
The latest survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, provided exclusively to TPM, showed Jindal with an approval rating of only 28 percent. Fifty-nine percent of Louisiana voters said they disapprove of the job he is doing. According to PPP, those numbers make Jindal the least popular Republican governor in the country and the second most unpopular governor overall (Democrat Pat Quinn of Illinois is the lowest rated governor in PPP's polling). At 41 percent, President Barack Obama actually boasts a higher approval rating than Jindal in Louisiana, according to PPP.Ouch. And even GOP polls can't make him look good. Witness this poll:
The latest survey from GOP firm Harper Polling released on Monday found that only 35 percent of respondents in the Pelican State have a favorable opinion of Jindal, compared with a little more than half — 51 percent — who said they view the governor unfavorably.And that's just his approval ratings. Both polls in question here also covered Jindel's prospective 2016 Presidential campaign. Now, I know that in reality, Jindel's Presidential hopes have been ashes ever since his catastrophically awful response to Obama back in 2009, but in his little mind, Bobby still thinks he's a player.
The same sentiment, however, is not shared by Louisiana's GOP voters. A lot of them may be deluded enough to think Obama somehow caused New Orleans to flood, but not enough to entertain backing Bobby. Per PPP:
PPP's latest also found Jindal, who's thought to be considering a 2016 bid, tied for fourth in a hypothetical Republican presidential primary in Louisiana.He's actually tied for fifth if "Don't Know/Not Sure" is added in. And here's the juiciest tidbit:
When PPP tested him against Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical general election matchup, the former secretary of state claimed a 7-point lead among all Louisiana voters.Hee hee hee.
The Harper Polling results are not much better:
An even larger majority of 58 percent said that Jindal should not launch a White House bid compared with a mere 20 percent said he should run in 2016. In a hypothetical presidential matchup, the poll found Hillary Clinton claiming a slight edge over Jindal, 44 percent to 42 percent.No one wants you for their President, Bobby. Sorry. Maybe calling your fellow Republicans stupid (no matter how well deserved) isn't the wisest way to win their support.
Only one question remains: How low can Bobby go? And if all hope of the Presidency is gone, what is he going to do for future employment, especially since 30 Rock is no longer on?