"[Gov. Bobby] Jindal's lagging popularity is based on irritating powerful groups of Louisiana constituents, including teachers, state workers, Democrats and businesses who doubt that his policies are doing them any good. If Louisiana's economy were truly booming, Jindal's popularity [would] be higher." — Political scientist Pearson Cross, a professor at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, in an article exploring states' economic rankings in Governing magazine. According to Governing's formula, Louisiana came in 40th.