Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s presidential campaign is pointing to the latest polling figures from Iowa as evidence of his surge in support there.
The NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released this weekend has Jindal polling at 6 percent in Iowa — up two points from an NBC/Marist poll conducted a month ago. In July, the same poll had Jindal at 1 percent.
Jindal has made Iowa — and a big showing in that state’s Feb. 1 caucuses — central to his campaign for the GOP nomination for president.
The latest poll has him tied with U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida. Donald Trump leads the GOP field in Iowa, followed by Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Jeb Bush ahead of Jindal, Cruz and Rubio.