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Gov. Jindal suggests candidate intelligence test necessary before next GOP debate

Gov. Jindal suggests candidate intelligence test necessary before next GOP debate

Jindal says all debate candidates should be "required to be smart enough to have a plan to replace Obamacare." (Source: FOX 8 graphic) Jindal says all debate candidates should be "required to be smart enough to have a plan to replace Obamacare." (Source: FOX 8 graphic)

Governor Bobby Jindal wants republican presidential candidates to be what he calls "smart enough" to appear on the next main debate stage.

Jindal, who has been vocal about his frustration with not being allowed to debate top contenders because of debate qualification guidelines, suggests in a statement on his campaign website that all candidates should be put to an intelligence test. "How about this – if you want to participate in the next Republican debate, you should be required to be smart enough to have a plan to replace Obamacare and restore freedom and sanity to America's health care system," the statement reads.

Jindal's numbers are rising in some Iowa polls. New Public Policy Polling numbers show he's ahead of Jeb Bush by one percentage point. Overall, he's tied for 5th place with Mike Huckabee in Iowa. 

Here's a breakdown of the poll:

Donald Trump 22%
Ben Carson 21%
Ted Cruz 14%
Marco Rubio 10%
Mike Huckabee 6%
Bobby Jindal 6%
Jeb Bush 5%
Carly Fiorina 5%. 
Chris Christie 3%
John Kasich 2%
Rand Paul 2%
Rick Santorum 2%
Lindsey Graham <1%

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