Former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has endorsed Donald Trump in the race for the White House in 2024. Jindal was a two-term Louisiana Governor and served from 2008 to 2016, but was not known to be a fan of President Trump. When he entered the 2016 Presidential race, he referred to Donald Trump as an “egotistical madman” and a “non-serious carnival act,” but has since revised his view.
In a tweet on October 24, Mr. Jindal said, “WE ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING THIS COUNTRY. Trump may not be warm and cuddly, but he is a warrior, and that is what we need right now.”
Mr. Trump remains the frontrunner for the GOP nomination, even amidst a slew of legal battles, including a civil trial underway in New York that brought him face-to-face with his former attorney, Michael Cohen, when the latter testified that the former President is guilty of fraud. The trial was initiated by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who accuses Trump of falsely inflating his wealth to win tax benefits and lucrative business deals. Trump faces a fine of $250 million and the prospect of being barred from conducting business in the Empire State.
Nevertheless, polls show that his victory in the GOP nomination is all but inevitable. A Harris X survey from October 16 to 23 sees Trump far out in front at 61%, with Floridian Governor Ron DeSantis trailing on just 11%. A Morning Consult survey conducted on October 20 places the former President on 62% and DeSantis on 13%.
Polling for the general election shows that while the race remains too close to call, it appears to be moving in Donald Trump’s direction. For example, Harris X surveys in October see Trump extending his lead over Biden by 40% to 38% and 45% to Biden’s 41%. On several polls, the two candidates are tied, and only one October survey shows Biden ahead of Trump by 46% to 37%.