According to a new poll of Louisiana voters, President Obama is now more popular than Governor Bobby Jindal.
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s approval rating dropped from 51 percent in October to just under 38 percent in March due to voter dissatisfaction with state fiscal and education policies, according to a poll released Tuesday. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and U.S. Sen. David Vitter — both possible candidates for Jindal’s job in 2015 — had approval ratings near 60 percent.
The poll, conducted by Southern Media & Opinion Research with funding from conservative businessman Lane Grigsby, showed President Barack Obama is currently more popular than Jindal in the state, eking ahead of the governor five points.
Similarly, polls show Texas may be within the reach of Hillary Clinton if she chose to run for president.
I’m not going to predict that the bumbling of Bobby Jindal or the awfulness of Rick Perry will turn their states blue on their own, because that’s just not going to happen, but it could open the door at the local level for more moderate candidates who run against the incompetence of the governor’s office.
On the other hand, they could elect David “The Shitter” Vitter to replace him.