Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has come in at No. 13 in the first week of USA Today’s new 2016 GOP Power Rankings.
Inspired by the college football “Coaches Poll,” the GOP Power Rankings rely on a diverse group of analysts, activists and other experts to size up the Republican presidential field.
Unsurprisingly, businessman Donald Trump came out on top in Week 1. See the full rankings and a list of the voters here.
Jindal is back in Iowa campaigning this week, with an event that is being billed as his first campaign stop on an Iowa livestock farm slated for Wednesday at Leonard Limousin & Angus Farm in rural Holstein.
Per an announcement from the Iowa Federation of Republican Women, “Against a backdrop of green grass, white barns and red and black Limousin and Angus cattle, Jindal will talk with voters about topics important to them, including his pro-life stance, views on health care, religious liberty, energy and immigration.”
Jindal has made Iowa key to his presidential campaign, though he has so far struggled to break out of the low single digits in most polls.
A Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll out this week from Iowa showed Jindal among the most improved there, and noted high favorability marks for him as he continues his tour of each of the state’s 99 counties.
On the national level, a poll out from Public Policy Polling this week showed Jindal falling below 1 percent among a national audience, but similarly showed relatively high favorability and low unfavorability rates.