Survey of 603 residents reveals only 37% believe Bobby Jindal is doing a good job
A new poll shows Governor Bobby Jindal's approval rating is sliding.
The Public Policy Poll of 603 Louisiana residents surveyed this month found that only 37% of those polled believe the Governor is doing a good job. 57% of those questioned expressed dissatisfaction with his performance.
59% of Republicans gave Jindal a positive rating compared to 81% in August 2010.
78% of Democrats disapproved of his performance.
Tulane Political Science Professor Brian Brox tells 99.5FM "incumbent fatigue" may be one of the reasons why Jindal's approval rating has dropped. Another reason may be the time he's spending focusing on national politics instead of on state issues.
"I think people across the state of all political parties are seeing that maybe Bobby Jindal's time in Louisiana is coming quickly to an end and they're just looking for new leadership," Brox said.
The chairwoman of Louisiana's Democratic Party, Karen Carter Peterson of New Orleans claims the poll results are evidence of voters' desire for a new direction.
"Gov. Jindal has shown repeatedly that he is more interested in his national ambitions and being the mouth-piece of the reckless far right than he is in fighting for average Louisianans, improving our public education system, and strengthening our health care system," said Peterson.