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The fall of Bobby Jindal: A cautionary tale for Pat McCrory?

Bobby JindalA politically insightful friend shared a rather fascinating take of the polling data surrounding Louisiana’s once-popular governor, Bobby Jindal. North Carolina’s governor might want to take notice:

“A word to the wise.  Before ending Medicaid expansion and the state’s income tax, Governor McCrory might want to check in with his buddy, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Once the most popular governor in the nation, according to Public Policy Polling, Jindal’s approval ratings have fallen dramatically—from a 58% approval rating in 2010 to 37% approval this month, including a 25% drop in support from Independents.  And Republican polling doesn’t look much better—GOP firm Voter Opinion Research also has Jindal under water, with 45% approval and 47% disapproval, a six-point drop since September 2012.

What does this have to do with McCory? Turns out the collapse in Jindal’s approval rating corresponds to the period of time in which the Louisiana Governor refused to expand Medicaid and proposed a tax reform plan that eliminates the personal and corporate incomes taxes, establishes one of the highest sales taxes in the nation, and ultimately raises taxes on 80% of the state’s residents.

Refusing Medicaid expansion. Radically conservative tax reform plans that raise taxes on majority of state residents. Sound familiar?

Unless he wants to end up with Jindal’s collapsing support, McCrory might want to avoid adopting Jindal’s policy agenda.

2 Comments


  1. Marilyn

    February 13, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Shhhhhhh Don’t tell McCroy

  2. James Protzman

    February 13, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    DAG McCrory doesn’t have the spine to choose any other path. From his career at Duke Energy, it’s clear that the guy is accustomed to following orders without even pretending to think.

    Now the Teaparty nut jobs have added their racist, Randian voices.

    DAG is powerless to act otherwise.

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