PPP's newest Louisiana poll continues to find that Bobby Jindal is among the least popular Governors in the country, and that there is minimal support for him running for President even in his home state. Only 32% of voters approve of the job Jindal is doing to 56% who disapprove. Among Republicans his numbers are relatively tepid (57/33 approval). His numbers with independents pretty closely mirror his overall ones (32/57), and support from Democrats is virtually nonexistent (12/75).
Even among GOP voters there is little support for a Jindal bid. Just 21% think he should seek the White House to 63% who believe he should sit it out. He finishes just fourth among Republican primary voters at 12%, behind Ted Cruz at 19%, and Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee at 17%. He leads Rand Paul's 10%, Chris Christie's 6%, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan's 4%, and Scott Walker's 3%.
Jindal also ties for the worst of any of the Republicans when matched with Hillary Clinton, trailing her 48/44. Chris Christie also trails Clinton by 4 at 46/42, with Clinton leading Cruz 46/45, tied with Paul at 46, and trailing Bush and Huckabee each by a point at 46/45.
Perhaps the worst finding for Jindal in this poll might be that when posed with a hypothetical match up for Governor between Jindal and Edwin Edwards, voters pick Edwards by a 48/43 spread. Edwards isn't popular, sporting a 39/44 favorability rating, but that puts him in much better standing with voters than Jindal.
Other findings from Louisiana:
-National polling has shown overwhelming support for President Obama's initiative to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants by 30%, and even in a conservative state like Louisiana there's plurality support for it. 48% of voters there say they support the new requirements to only 34% who are opposed.
-Voters in Louisiana are still strongly opposed to gay marriage, but even there you can see the wheels turning. Last summer we found just 28% of voters in the state supported it to 63% who were opposed, now there's been a 12 point shift on the margin to 32% of voters in favor of it and 55% against. There's pretty strong acceptance of granting legal rights to same sex couples though- 62% of voters support at least civil unions for them to only 32% opposed to any sort of recognition.There's even 59/38 favor among GOP voters in the state for civil unions. And the wheels are turning on gay marriage- voters under 30 support it 49/33 and the overall negative numbers are being driven largely by 19/67 opposition among seniors.
-College sports loyalties in the state unsurprisingly are all about LSU- 54% of voters say they're Tigers fans to 10% for Louisiana-Lafayette, 9% each for Grambling and Southern, 5% for Louisiana Tech, 4% for Tulane, and 3% for Louisiana-Monroe. Pretty much every demographic group is strongly behind LSU except for black voters who split closely three ways with 29% for Southern, 27% for LSU, and 24% for Grambling. LSU fans are generally happy with their school's two major coaches- Les Miles has a 59/21 approval rating and Paul Mainieri is at 57/12.
-Baseball loyalties in Louisiana are pretty split all over the place- the Yankees and Braves are tied at 13%, followed by the Astros at 11%, Cubs at 8%, Red Sox at 7%, Rangers at 6%, Cardinals at 4%, and Marlins at 2%.
Full results here