Bobby Jindal ranked 13th in Republican presidential race

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal today found himself placed at a distant 13th spot in a crowded race of Republican presidential aspirants, according to a latest national poll.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 30, 2015, 20:33 PM IST

Washington: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal today found himself placed at a distant 13th spot in a crowded race of Republican presidential aspirants, according to a latest national poll.

This means Jindal, the first-ever Indian American presidential candidate, will not be able to appear in the first Republican debate being conducted by Fox News next week.

Jindal, 44, also the first-ever Indian American Governor, has just two per cent of the votes as against the top ranking Donald Trump's 20 per cent, according to the poll.

With 20 per cent of Republican voters, Trump is the clear leader in the Republican presidential primary field, but he trails any of three leading Democratic contenders by wide margins in general election match-ups, the Quinnipiac University National poll said.

Behind Trump are Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker with 13 per cent and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush with 10 per cent. No other Republican tops 6 per cent and 12 per cent are undecided.

Trump also tops the "no way" list as 30 per cent of Republican voters say they would definitely not support him.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is next at 15 per cent with Bush at 14 per cent.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is supported by 55 per cent of Democratic voters nationwide, with 17 per cent for Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and 13 per cent for Vice President Joe Biden.

No other Democratic candidate tops one per cent while 11 per cent are undecided.