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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?

Originally posted to gf120581 on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 03:18 PM PDT.

Also republished by Louisiana Kossacks.


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  •  Where's evil KKKasick of Ohio? (1+ / 0-)
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    anastasia p

    nosotros no somos estúpidos

    by a2nite on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 03:30:01 PM PDT

  •  Oh, I forgot, he's not white enough & what's (3+ / 0-)
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    never forget, Stude Dude, Stwriley

    Her name in SC  isn't white enough AND
    has a Uterus & what's her name in AZ is evil & has a uterus.  So many evil R governors to choose from, there is so little time.

    nosotros no somos estúpidos

    by a2nite on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 03:33:33 PM PDT

  •  How the might have fallen. Jindal was being (3+ / 0-)
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    Stude Dude, peacestpete, Stwriley

    touted as a potential presidential candidate a few years back.

    Oh well, he IS one of those brown people after all.  Has anyone checked his birth certificate?

    I can't believe that people don't think Obama caused Katrina.  He is responsible for all bad weather, as well as WWII, the Spanish Inquisition, the extinction of the dinosaurs, and many other events.  Many are the powers of the Anti-Christ.

  •  Time for Jindal to get rid of his RINO bent and (1+ / 0-)
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    get with the Republican  party program!

    It is rather shocking that he is doing better than Scott Walker and Rick Scott.

    "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

    by shmuelman on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 03:36:33 PM PDT

  •  McCrory of NC is fighting hard to get that title. (1+ / 0-)
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    Stude Dude

    And he just laughs it off in a news conference when asked about his plunging ratings....

    Another ALEC/Koch meat puppet.

    “The comfort of the rich depends upon an abundant supply of the poor.” - Voltaire.

    by LamontCranston on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 03:59:04 PM PDT

  •  it is unfair to compare Quinn and Jindal. (2+ / 0-)
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    Stude Dude, Stwriley

    Quinn was forced to step up at an impossible time, after our previous governor wet and crapped his pants in public, then used a state pension reform plan to wipe.

    Bloggo left a situation so fiscally bad, so out of control, and with every pol of every denomination ready to cut the throat of everyone else, that it is amazing that Quinn didn't quit out of frustration.

    The pension reform for state employees is a necessity. Double dipping of party faves, last minute promotions days before a retirement, and even criminals being hired and promoted, despite rules against their rehire, - this is but a taste. Mike Madigan, the current tsar of the legislature and father of Lisa (a highly overrated attorney general, who is in over her head on many issues), was trying to secure the governorship for her.   He deliberately sabotaged Quinn's efforts to reform the pension system and make it solvent. Then, because of the METRA scandal that began to unfold quite recently, Lisa withdrew from any contention Quinn's seat. METRA threatens Madigan, and by extension, can ruin his daughter's political future.  Clearly, she understood just how devastating the scandal can be and how it would stick to her should she run for governor.

    Actually, given his impossible situation, and the messes that Bloggo created and left when he was convicted, Quinn is doing a very plausible job, and with time, I think he would do some hard, but necessary things.

    Quinn has not created his own problems, while Jindal is the sole source of his troubles. Quinn has almost unsolvable problems while party leaders of his OWN PARTY are sabotaging his efforts. Jindal is the party leader, but his ideas are toxic and his pandering to the ultra-reich side are backfiring.

    What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

    by agnostic on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 04:04:55 PM PDT

  •  Can't be so ... (0+ / 0-)

    not Bobby Jingles  What a jerk.  But who is more stupid ... Jindal or the people who elected him?

    "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Riane Eisler

    by noofsh on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 05:55:28 PM PDT

  •  Wow, and I thought our boy Corbett... (2+ / 0-)
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    had that spot locked up. He's currently at a 35-48 job approval rating (in the last Quinnipiac poll), but even that abysmal figure pales in comparison to a 28-59. My hat is off to the people of Louisiana for putting Bobby over the top.

    Still, we here in the Keystone state can still comfort ourselves with the knowledge that, while Jindal may be the most unpopular GOP governor, Corbett is still the most endangered governor of either party as we roll into the 2014 season.

    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy (in either case.)

    Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Sun Tzu The Art of War

    by Stwriley on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 07:17:12 PM PDT

    •  Kasich is working hard to take the title (1+ / 0-)
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      Attacks on unions, tax increases, no job creation after his #1 promise during his campaign was to create jobs faster than former governor Strickland, who WAS creating some, bonding the turnpike and raising tolls, privatizing a prison that has now gotten out of control and become dangerous to the surrounding community, cronyism and corruption at JobsOhio aka RobsOhio, his privatized "miracle" version of the department of development, and assaults on women's reproductive freedom that are escalating even as we speak.

      Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it.

      by anastasia p on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 09:57:15 PM PDT

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