Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Everybody hates Bobby

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.
This is in addition to a Harper poll released earlier this week showing Jindal's approval rating at 35 percent.
Harper's release was the latest in a string of lousy poll numbers for Jindal. A survey in February from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling found 57 percent of Louisiana voters disapproving of Jindal's job performance, a far cry from PPP's findings in 2010. In April, a poll from Southern Media & Opinion Research showed 60 percent of Louisiana voters disapproving of Jindal, giving him an even lower approval rating than President Barack Obama in the state.
There was one outlier to all this bad news for Bobby, though.  His own internal consulting firm managed to produce some more favorable numbers for him. And NOLA.com found that good enough to turn the whole story into a big positive headline for the Governor. Well done.

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