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Little support in Capital area for Jindal presidential run

1 year 3 months 4 weeks ago June 24, 2015 Jun 24, 2015 Wednesday, June 24 2015 June 24, 2015 6:58 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Mark Armstrong

BATON ROUGE- Despite dismal poll numbers in the presidential race, Governor Bobby Jindal does have some support from voters in the Capitol region.

"I'm elated, I think he'll do a great job," said Charlene Smith of Zachary.

Jindal was once a rising star in the national spotlight until his poor performance in the 2009 rebuttal to the State of the Union tarnished his fame. Currently he's polling at 1% among his competitors for the Republican nomination.

Jindal has also been losing popularity in Louisiana. Current Approval rating:?

Greg McDougall in Zachary, former supporter. "I think he needs to stay in Louisiana, he should have stayed in Louisiana running this state. I don't think he has a chance as president."

Former supporter Rep. Kenneth Havard R-Jackson said, "There's issues here that we haven't addressed over the past eight years and I think we should have."

Gloria Carter of Baton Rouge says she does not want Jindal for President in 2016.

"We're not ready for Bobby Jindal for president, and he isn't ready for us." Carter said.

Opponent Rep. Ted James D-Baton Rouge said, "The American people deserve to know the harm and the havoc he's created in Louisiana, I'm excited about it actually."


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