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Shock: Hillary Leads Republicans in Deep Red Louisiana, Dominates Governor Bobby Jindal

PPP, 6/26-6/29
Louisiana

  • Clinton: 48, Jindal: 44
  • Clinton: 46, Christie: 42
  • Clinton: 46, Cruz: 45
  • Clinton: 46, Paul: 46
  • Clinton: 45, Huckabee: 46
  • Clinton: 45, Bush: 46

Even as Hillary Clinton continues to come under fire for a rough book tour and launch, the presumptive Democratic nominee still leads many Republicans in deep red states like Louisiana and trails the rest by a point at most.

According to a new PPP poll, conducted between June 26 and June 29, sampling 664 registered Louisiana voters, Clinton leads the state’s governor Bobby Jindal by a huge 53-39 margin.

Back in February, the hypothetical race between the former First Lady and the Bayou State governor was much closer with Clinton leading Jindal by a margin of 47-44.

Of course, almost no one in Louisiana thinks Jindal should run for president with just 17 percent supporting his candidacy and 72 percent saying he should sit it out.

The other Republicans do considerably better but still look to have a difficult time winning a state that is usually guaranteed to fall in the red column.

Clinton leads New Jersey Governor Chris Christie by a margin of 46-42. Back in February, before Christie’s scandal-plagued year really began, the Jersey guv led the former Secretary of State with a 44-42 margin.

Against Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a rising star the neighboring Lone Star State, Clinton leads with a margin of 46-45.

Clinton is tied with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul with each potential candidate receiving 46 percent of the vote. In February, Paul led the former New York Senator with a 47-43 margin.

Clinton trails former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee though has cut her 5 percent deficit from February down to a 46-45 margin.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who led Clinton with a strong seven point margin in February, now only leads the presumptive Democratic nominee with a margin of 46-45.

(Image courtesy of Gage Skidmore)