Monday, February 11, 2013

Poll Shows Lowest Approval Ratings Yet For Governor Jindal

A new Voter/Consumer Research poll shows that Governor Bobby Jindal's approval rating is at its lowest level ever and Senator Mary Landrieu has the highest approval rating of any statewide elected official.

Jindal's approval rating dropped to 49%, down from 51% in September. Landrieu's approval rating was 59%, followed by Senator David Vitter at 55%.

The poll appears to show that any Republican challenger for Landrieu's Senate seat faces an uphill climb. Congressmen Bill Cassidy (R-Baton Rouge) and John Fleming (R-Minden), along with former Congressman Jeff Landry, have been mentioned as possible contenders to face Landrieu.

Among other officials, Treasurer John Kennedy, who lost to Landrieu in 2008, came in at 49% and Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne was at 45%.

46% of those interviewed somewhat or strongly approved of the State legislature, while 40% disapproved of the job that the legislature was doing.

47% said that Louisiana is on the wrong track while only 38% said that Louisiana is headed in the right direction.

The poll of 600 telephone interviews was conducted between January 13th and the 17th, and has a margin of error of plus/minus 4%.