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Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:40
Louisiana Poll: Jindal now at 28, Duck Dynasty, same sex marriage and replacing Obama
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Jindal-Meet-the-pressIn the same week that the Louisiana Republican Party and others released an internal poll claiming Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal has skyrocketed to 50 percent favorable after falling to the mid-thirties this spring, and the same week that a conservative organization released its poll showing Jindal at 35 percent, another poll shoe drops.

 This one from a Democratic-leaning organization revealing the presidential hopeful was waddling now in the high-twenties, specifically at 28 percent.

The poll also reiterates the lack of popularity of President Barack Obama in Louisiana, the relative strength of Hillary Clinton against Jindal in his own backyard, the lack of support for same-sex marriage, the likings of Duck Dynasty and more.

Bayoubuzz received the poll via a Louisiana Democratic Party email blast this afternoon with the following comment from its Executive Director Stephen Handwerk:

The Louisiana Democratic Party released the following statement on the new Public Policy Polling survey released today, which found that Bobby Jindal -- who leads the Republican Governors Association -- is the least popular Republican governor in the nation, with an approval rating of 28 percent.

“Today’s poll results confirm what we’ve known for a long time -- Louisianians are deeply disturbed by the reckless overreach of Bobby Jindal,” said Louisiana Democratic Party Executive Director Stephen Handwerk. “Whether it’s rejecting health care for 400,000 uninsured Louisianians, slashing funding for higher education by $650 million, privatizing our charity and university hospitals with no oversight or transparency, Jindal’s regime has been one failed policy after another. After, all we’re talking about an administration that allowed $15 million worth of ice to melt in a warehouse and wasted $800,000 in taxpayer money on PR for a failed tax scheme.

“Meanwhile, unemployment in Louisiana went up each month for the first half of 2013. Add to all of this the fact that Jindal seems more interested in the needs of Iowa Republican caucus-goers than the people of Louisiana, you have a potent recipe for a 28-percent approval rating.

“The latest shenanigans in the Fifth Congressional District are merely icing on the Jindal disapproval cake. If Neil Riser thinks that being Bobby Jindal’s hand-picked candidate is going to help him with voters, he should hire a new pollster.”

Jindal’s approval even with Republicans is roughly split, with 43 percent approving and 42 percent disapproving of his job performance. However, 45 percent of independents said they disapproved of the governor. In addition, Jindal had a 70 percent disapproval rating with self-described moderates.

The PPP poll also found that President Barack Obama has a higher approval rating than Jindal and that Hillary Clinton would prevail over Jindal in a head-to-head presidential matchup in Louisiana.

The complete poll results are available here.

Q1 Do you approve or disapprove of President Barack Obama’s job performance?

Approve................................................................. 41%

Disapprove............................................................ 52%

Not sure.................................................................. 7%

Q2 Do you approve or disapprove of Governor Bobby Jindal's job performance?

Approve.................... 28% Not sure.................... 13%

Disapprove.............. 59%

Q3 If the candidates for President next time were Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Bobby Jindal, who would you vote for?

Hillary Clinton........................................................................................... 47%

Bobby Jindal......................................................... 40%

Not sure.................................................................. 13%

Q4 If the candidates for President next time were Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Jeb Bush, who would you vote for?

Hillary Clinton........................................................................................... 44%

Jeb Bush................................................................ 44%

Not sure.................................................................. 12%

Q5 If the candidates for President next time were Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Chris Christie, who would you vote for?

Hillary Clinton..........................

42%

Chris Christie................................................

41%

Not sure...........................................................

18%

Q6 If the candidates for President next time were Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Rand Paul, who would you vote for?

Hillary Clinton......................................................

44%

Rand Paul............................................................

45%

Not sure.....................................................................................................

11%

Q7 If the candidates for President next time were Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Paul Ryan, who would you vote for?

Hillary Clinton........................................................................................... 44%

Paul Ryan.............................................................. 46%

Not sure.................................................................. 11%

Q8 Do you think Bobby Jindal should run for President in 2016, or not?

He should run....................................................... 17%

He should not........................................................ 72%

Not sure.................................................................. 10%

Q9 Would you support or oppose requiring background checks for all gun sales, including gun shows and the Internet?

Support........................................................................................................ 75%

Oppose................................................................... 16%

Not sure.................................................................. 9%

Q10 Do you think same-sex marriage should be allowed in Louisiana, or not?

It should be allowed.............................................................................. 28%

It should not........................................................... 63%

Not sure.................................................................. 10%

Q11 Which of the following best describes your opinion on gay marriage: gay couples should

be allowed to legally marry, or gay couples should be allowed to form civil unions but not legally marry, or there should be no legal

recognition of a gay couple's relationship?

Gay couples should be allowed to be legally

married................................................................... 23%

unions but not marry........................................

Gay couples should be allowed to form civil 33% There should be no legal recognition of a gay

couple's relationship............................................................................. 40%

Not sure.................................................................. 4%

Q12 Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Les Miles?

Favorable................................

40%

Unfavorable............................

20%

Not sure...................................

40%

Q13 Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Nick Saban?

Favorable................................

37%

Unfavorable............................

29%

Not sure...................................

35%

Q14 Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Sean Payton?

Favorable................................

65%

Unfavorable............................

8%

Not sure...................................

27%

Q15 Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Drew Brees?

Favorable................................

81%

Unfavorable............................

6%

Not sure...................................

13%

Q16 Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Roger Goodell?

Favorable................................

19%

Unfavorable............................

41%

Not sure...................................

41%

Q17 Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Mother Theresa?

Favorable................................

81%

Unfavorable............................

5%

Not sure...................................

14%

Q18 Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Abraham Lincoln?

Favorable.............................................................

78%

Unfavorable.........................................................

10%

Not sure................................................................

13%


Q19 Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Jesus Christ?

Favorable............................................................... 97%

Unfavorable........................................................... 1%

Not sure.................................................................. 2%

Q20 Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Duck Dynasty?

Favorable............................................................... 47%

Unfavorable.............................................................................................. 21%

Not sure....................................................................................................... 32%

Q21 In the last presidential election, did you vote for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?

Barack Obama...................................................... 39%

Mitt Romney.......................................................... 55%

Someone else/Don't remember......................... 5%

Q22 Would you describe yourself as very liberal, somewhat liberal, moderate, somewhat conservative, or very conservative?

Very liberal............................................................. 9%

Somewhat liberal................................................................................... 12%

Moderate................................................................ 27%

Somewhat conservative.................................................................... 31%

Very conservative.................................................................................. 22%

Q23 If you are a woman, press 1. If a man, press 2.

Woman................................................................... 48%

Man......................................................................... 52%

Q24 If you are a Democrat, press 1. If a Republican,

press 2. If you are an independent or identify with another party, press 3.

Democrat..............................................................

45%

Republican..........................................................

36%

Independent/Other.............................................

18%

Q25 If you are white, press 1. If African-American, press 2. If other, press 3.

Q26 If you are 18 to 45 years old, press 1. If 46 to

65, press 2. If you are older than 65, press 3.

White.............................................

66%

18 to 45........................................................................................................

37%

African-American..............................................

29%

46 to 65..................................................................

41%

Other..............................................

5%

Older than 65...........................................................................................

22%

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