A newly-released CNN poll, conducted just over a week ago, asked Republicans their choice for the 2012 nomination: Sarah Palin 29%, Mike Huckabee 26%, Mitt Romney 21%, Bobby Jindal 9%, Someone Else 10%. The margin of error is Â±4.5%.
Bear in mind this poll as done before this week’s address to Congress by President Obama — and thus before Jindal’s response speech.
So who knows what impact the speech has had on Jindal’s numbers. It raised his name recognition, certainly — but it wasn’t exactly a good speech, and he’s been ridiculed on all the late-night comedy shows. That, and it obviously predates today’s news that he completely lied during his speech about his experiences in Hurricane Katrina.
Then again, Rush Limbaugh has been rallying the Republican base against the liberal media’s ganging up on Jindal, and also against the Republicans who have joined in.