According to a new Public Policy Polling (D) (IVR) poll (Aug. 16-19; 721 RVs; +/- 3.7%), former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) would defeat Gov. Bobby Jindal, 47-40%. Clinton also runs within the margin of error against former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rand Paul (KY) and Rep. Paul Ryan (WI).
An oversample of usual Republican primary voters (274 RVs; +/- 5.9%), Paul and Bush are slightly ahead of the pack, but no potential candidate earns 20% or greater. (release)
Louisiana used to be a swing state. After voting for then-Alabama Gov. George Wallace in 1968, the state voted for the eventual winner in seven straight elections (1972-2004). But President Obama lost Louisiana by 19 and 17 points, respectively, in 2008 and 2012. Clinton would be an underdog in a state her husband carried twice.
-- Steven Shepard