A new poll suggests that even as Gov. Bobby Jindal is literally flying high — in a jet — crisscrossing the country to promote his new book and raise cash, his approval rating among Louisiana voters is coming back to earth.
The poll by Southern Media & Opinion Research finds the governor with a pedestrian 55 percent approval rating. That’s down sharply from the robust 68 percent rating Jindal enjoyed in the spring of 2009, and with a poll by the same firm last May showing he had dipped to 61 percent, a descending pattern of the governor’s popularity emerges. More troubling perhaps from the most recent poll is the governor’s unfavorable rating — 43 percent, up sharply from the 30 percent registered a year and a half ago.
The Times-Picayune’s take: “He’s not unpopular, even though his negatives grew ... He’s not at any great risk of getting voted out of office next year, particularly since there’s no major Democratic contender in sight. ...The overall message ... is more that Jindal is no longer, well, special.”
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NOV 20 Politico reports here that Bobby Jindal won't be kept out of the presidential race by anyone else's candidacy. (If he's running, which he's not, 'cause he's not done prayin' on it) So he's not interested in who is running, or what the polls say, or how much money he's got? K.
NOV 20 This week, Jim Brown is blogging about the big Keystone vote, and the sudden urgency with which some politicians have attacked the issue. Why is everybody all on fire now? Jim wants to know why they didn't care before the election.
NOV 20 NOLA Defender's Tiny Daiquiri has a little fun with Bobby Jindal's Meet the Press appearance in this post. Bobby is still prayin' on whether or not he'll run for the job he's been running for over the past three years, Tiny says.
NOV 20 In light of the recent inspector general's report about NOLA police detectives' extreme incompetence in investigating sex crimes, columnist Stephanie Grace is remembering another bad time in NOLA police history. Unfortunately, it seems like that's all there is to remember - bad times.
NOV 20 Columnist Jarvis DeBerry is writing about a recent discussion about gun violence at the Public Health Association meeting. The discussion focused on data, and the shortage of it, since gun lobbies block any meaningful public research on the subject of gun violence. Do we need the numbers to stop the deaths?
NOV 19 Jason Brad Berry, who blogs on American Zombie, has been scarce lately, but he's back with this lengthy, meaty post about the latest in the BP claims process mess. It's not a big surprise, but a lot of what he has to report is stinky, stinky, stinky. Stinky.
NOV 19 The former mayor of Sorrento, arrested last month on child pornography charges, didn't get the answer he wanted from a federal judge, the Advocate reports here. Wilson Longanecker Jr. wanted his $1 million bail reduced, and after hearing details of his arrest, the judge declined.
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