Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, the Republican party’s other/previous savior, has seen his approval rating bottom out over the last two years.
When PPP last polled Louisiana in 2010, Bobby Jindal was one of the most popular Governors in the country. 58% of voters approved of the job he was doing to just 34% who disapproved. Over the last two and a half years though there’s been a massive downward shift in Jindal’s popularity, and he is now one of the most unpopular Governors in the country. Just 37% of voters now think he’s doing a good job to 57% who are unhappy with him.
The decline in Jindal’s popularity cuts across party lines. Where he was at 81/13 with Republicans in August 2010, now it’s 59/35. Where he was at 67/22 with independents back then, now he’s at 41/54. And what was a higher than normal amount of crossover support from Democrats at 33/58 is now 15/78.
It seems plausible that his drop in approval among liberals could be linked to his school voucher program that offered state funds to fake schools that whitewash the history of the south and teach children that Jesus rode a dinosaur, but his drop in approval among conservatives is more suspect.
Because this is a recent poll, I will assume his comments that the Republican party can’t afford to be the “stupid party” did not play well with his base.