On Tuesday night, House Speaker Chuck Kleckley received a phone call from Paul Rainwater, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s chief of staff. Rainwater and Kleckley both hail from the Lake Charles area and have known each other for nearly 20 years. Rainwater wanted to know why the following day’s Ways and Means Committee hearing on the governor’s sweeping tax plan had been cancelled.
Southern Media and Opinion Research (SMOR) has come out with its latest survey on Governor Bobby Jindal (R-La) and Senator Mary Landrieu. The survey shows Gov. Jindal with an approval rating of 38% while U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La) has an approval rating of 56% with just 12% giving her an excellent rating.
One year ago, Gov. Bobby Jindal was coming off a resounding re-election victory and preparing to push a far-reaching education package through the state Legislature that conservatives nationwide would hail.
As is typical, the clash between the transformative ideas of Gov. Bobby Jindal and Louisiana’s political culture makes the voting public appear schizophrenic, with implications for his agenda going forward.