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Jindal’s popularity dips below one p.c.

In an indication that all is not well his campaign, the popularity of Indian-origin U.S. Presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal has dipped below one per cent, according to the latest opinion polls.

In an indication that all is not well his campaign, the popularity of Indian-origin U.S. Presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal has dipped below one per cent, according to the latest opinion polls.  

Many political pundits pronounce a dead-end to his Presidential ambition at least in the 2016 elections.

The popularity of Indian-origin U.S. Presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal has dipped below one per cent, according to the latest opinion polls, indicating that all is not well with his campaign.

In two leading national opinion polls — CNN/ORC and NBC/Wall Street Journal — Mr. Jindal’s popularity rating slipped to less than one per cent, following which many political pundits were quick to pronounce a dead end to his Presidential ambition at least in the 2016 elections. However, the 44-year-old two-time Louisiana Governor has said he is not giving up so early.

In fact he threatened to skip the next round of Republican debate, as based on national poll results he has been pushed to the second tier debate.

Led by Trump, Carson

The Republican race is now led by Donald Trump and Ben Carson, according to the CNN/ORC poll.

Mr. Trump leads the field with 27 per cent, followed by Mr. Carson at 22 per cent.

But Mr. Jindal argued Mr. Trump was going to fade.

“His numbers are already starting to fall in Iowa...,” Mr. Jindal argued.

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