Governor Jindal's numbers fall in new Iowa presidential poll
Posted on 2/3/2015 3:46:00 AM.
A new poll conducted by the Des Moines Register and Bloomberg Politics show that Governor Bobby Jindal's numbers have slipped among Iowa Republican voters.  Jindal got two-percent of respondents when asked for their first choice in a presidential candidate.  

Pollster Ann Selzer says it's too early to count Jindal out, but he does have some work to do.
"I would say he's just not well known with a distinctive message at this point."

Jindal also received two-percent when respondents were asked for their second choice.  Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker lead the poll with 16-percent, followed by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul with 15-percent.  The poll also showed the governor's unfavorable numbers rose to 20-percent.  Selzer says it's important for Jindal to speak in a distinctive voice.

"I think, when we have a field this big, that's the trick for candidates, is to carve out a message space for yourself that people can resonate to and then also say, 'Well that's a different thing.'"

Jindal has yet to officially announce his candidacy for president.  Selzer says, if he is going to run, it would probably benefit Jindal to make a few more trips to Iowa to make more of an impression on voters there.

"Iowans have an open ear and they like to take a look at the candidates and really get to know them and really understand their positions.  He's welcome anytime." 
Bobby Jindal, Iowa, presidential campaign, Ann Selzer

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