New poll indicates Reeves, Waller could end up in GOP runoff

A poll released one week before the August 6 primary shows the Republican race for governor may have to be decided in a runoff.

Posted: Jul 30, 2019 6:10 AM

JACKSONVLLE, Fla. (WTVA) — A poll released one week before the August 6 primary shows the Republican race for governor may have to be decided in a runoff.

The survey by Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy reveals Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves with 41 percent, former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Junior with 31 percent and state Representative Robert Foster with 13 percent.

That leaves 15 percent of those surveyed who are undecided, which leaves open the possibility that Reeves can claim the party's nomination next week instead of battling with Waller for another three weeks.

The poll has a margin of error of 4.5 percent.  It is based on the responses by 500 likely GOP primary voters who were surveyed by phone from July 24 to July 27.

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