Washington – Another national poll of support for Republican candidates for president, another rating in the low single digits for Gov. Bobby Jindal that puts him outside the charmed circle of the top 10.
Quinnipiac University released its latest poll Thursday, showing Jindal tied for 11th place in the crowded Republican field with former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Jindal’s 2 percent rating is generally consistent with his standing in other national polls of the race released over the past months, although Quinnipiac shows him rising from the 1 percent he recorded in its previous poll, conducted a month ago. The latest poll, conducted July 23-28, was topped by real-estate developer and reality-TV celebrity Donald Trump, with 20 percent.
Fox News has announced it will apply five recently conducted national polls as of this coming Tuesday to determine the top 10 Republican contenders, based on average results — and those 10 (plus ties) will appear in the network’s prime-time TV debate at 8 p.m. CDT Aug. 6. The also-rans will be eligible to participate in a debate on Fox at 4 p.m.
Fox has not said which polls it will use, but Jindal consistently ranks outside the top 10 in widely recognized national surveys. Real Clear Politics places Jindal in a three-way tie for 12th, at 1.4 percent, in its average of five recent polls.
Jindal officially declared his candidacy June 24, although he was considered an all-but-certain candidate for months before then.