Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal made clear that he is not a fan of using attention-grabbing rhetoric to get ahead in the polls.

During an interview with CBS Wednesday morning, Jindal criticized the tendency of the large field of GOP candidates to make drastic comments to increase their prominence.

"Right now you've got a lot of candidates, they're willing to say extreme things, outlandish things to get on TV, to get in the debates," Jindal said. "We're not doing that. Instead we're offering specific ideas."

Jindal knocked former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's recent promise of amnesty for the country's illegal immigrants and called Mike Huckabee's recent remarks about the Holocaust "outlandish."

"Outlandish comments are outlandish, but they're just comments," Jindal said.

The Louisiana governor said that he "[doesn't] make it a practice" to compare anything to the Holocaust due to the heinousness of the event. Jindal added, however, that the importance of the Iran deal should not be lost in the outcry about Huckabee's statements.

"These are outlandish comments, but we shouldn't forget what's really an issue here. You've got the president trying to push a bad deal with Iran, which could start a nuclear arms race in the Middle East," he said.

The 2016 Republican presidential candidate added that there is more to a candidate then his or her popular standing, pointing to his own low ratings in Louisiana despite the improvements he has made in the state since he took office.

"If folks are looking for a popular politician, you can govern by the polls. You can kiss babies, cut ribbons, don't do anything — that's not what our country needs. We're in serious trouble right now."

Despite Jindal's low national support, which sits at about 1.3 percent, he says his team is "on the move" in Iowa and has a plan for winning.

"I hear this in other states as well. They're saying, 'We're looking for someone that will stand up to D.C., that will stand up to both parties,'" he said. "There are a lot of candidates running that don't have the bandwidth, don't have the backbone, don't have the experience to get the job done. I do."

Although he disapproves of the attention-grabbing comments that his fellow GOP candidates have made, Jindal said that there should be no attempt to clear the presidential field and insisted that the race should be up to the voters.

"Any time that donors in New York or the smart people in D.C. try to clear the field or pick a candidate, it never works," Jindal said. "I trust the American people. I think that at the end of the day, they're going to vote for somebody who is an authentic outsider."