A week after the first Republican presidential debates, the political analysts over at FiveThirtyEight have looked at the polls to try to identify the effective “winners” and “losers.”
There’s bad and not-quite-so-bad news for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who took part in FoxNews’ afternoon “undercard” debate.
His polling didn’t change enough to put him on either list, but as thewebsite notes, no movement isn’t necessarily a good thing. 538 looked at national polls, as well as those from New Hampshire and Iowa.
Meanwhile, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, real estate magnate Donald Trump and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush were deemed the relative “losers,” based on dips in the polls.
The rest of the candidates, including Jindal, were listed as holding relatively steady. “But staying still isn’t a good thing for these candidates,” 538 writes, noting that Fiorina is better positioned tomake it into the next prime-time debate, which will air on CNN Sept. 16.
Jindal’s campaign has long said he’s focusing his efforts in Iowa, but aCNN poll released Wednesday also shows little gains there, despite spending much of the past two months campaigning there.
In the latest Iowa poll, about 2 percent of respondents said they favored Jindal for the GOP presidential nomination. Trump led the poll with 22 percent.
Polls conducted in Iowa since last week’s debate have all had Jindal between 2 and 1 percent there.