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Pollster: Too Early To Write Bobby Jindal Off As Viable Presidential Candidate

Pollster: Too Early To Write Bobby Jindal Off As Viable Presidential Candidate

Political Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says despite his 10th place finish in a recent presidential straw poll and an all-time low approval rating in Louisiana, it's too early to write Bobby Jindal off as a viable presidential candidate in 2016.

Pinsonat points to Jimmy Carter's rise to the presidency as an example.

"Jimmy Carter wasn't that well known. He was a governor from Georgia and he went to Iowa and pulled off an incredible coup of winning there, and then he won a few others and all of a sudden Jimmy Carter, a deep South president no one had really heard of was on his way," Pinsonat said.

Pinsonat says Jindal apparently believes he has a shot at winning the GOP nomination for President and is attempting to put himself in the best position to win.

"Jindal is doing what he thinks he can accomplish, and as long as he thinks he can, and there is no prohibition against him doing it for any particular reason, Jindal's gonna attempt to run for President until he obviously has no shot to win," Pinsonat said.

The Republican governor announced Thursday the creation of a new political action committee to assist conservative candidates running for Congress.

The move will give Jindal continued opportunities to travel the country, build name recognition, bolster his donor network and draw support in other states, as he eyes a possible 2016 presidential campaign.

 

 

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