Gov. Bobby Jindal registered at just 1 percent in a recent survey of Republicans on their favorite candidate for the White House in the 2016 election, continuing his lackluster performance in national polls.
The Public Policy Polling survey, conducted July 20-21, placed Jindal in a tie for 12th in the crowded Republican field.
Fox News has announced it will draw on five recent national polls as of Aug. 3 to select the 10 candidates to appear in the network’s debate at 8 p.m. CDT Aug. 6 — the first nationally televised prime-time debate of the campaign. Also-rans are eligible to participate in a 4 p.m. forum on Fox.
Fox has not identified which polls it will apply. In the Real Clear Politics average of national polls conducted since July 9, Jindal ranks 14th.
The Jindal campaign has emphasized Jindal’s improving performance in internal and external polls in Iowa, site of the Feb. 1 caucuses that launch the nomination process. He has campaigned heavily there in recent weeks.