Washington, Feb. 14 (ANI): Indian-born Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who is trying to get a position as a national GOP leader, has suffered a dramatic drop in his popularity in Louisiana, according to a poll released Wednesday.
In a poll conducted by Democratic firm Public Policy Polling, only 37 percent of Louisiana voters approve of Jindal's job performance as compared to 57 percent who disapproved.
In PPP's last poll of Louisiana in August 2010, Jindal had a gained approval rating of 58 percent, with only 34 percent disapproval.
According to Politico, 59 percent of Republicans in the state, however, still approve of Jindal's performance. He was a rock star in 2010, with whopping 81 percent approval.
Independents are distinctly down on Jindal, as only 41 percent approve, and a mere 15 percent of Democrats back the second-term governor.
Since Mitt Romney's loss to President Barack Obama in November, Jindal has been outspoken about the need for reform in the Republican Party, repeatedly telling his GOP colleagues to stop being the "stupid party."
The state's most prominent Democrat, Senator Mary Landrieu, appears in stronger position leading up to a 2014 re-election bid.
According to the report, nearly 47 percent approve of her job performance as compared to 45 percent who disapprove.
But Landrieu leads all seven Republicans tested against her by PPP, she beats Jindal, 49 percent to 41 percent, it added. (ANI)