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. 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.
In yesterday's New York Times, Bill Keller wrote a column about the Common Core curriculum project. (I know that's a disheartening thought in and of itself, but never mind that right now.) In the column, Keller refers to Jindal as "Louisiana’s Republican rising star." Someone should maybe send him an email.