POLL: Hyde-Smith fares better in runoff for U.S. Senate than McDaniel

A Mason-Dixon poll released Friday shows that U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith would have an easier time winning the November special election for the seat than fellow Republican Chris McDaniel.

Posted: Apr 20, 2018 7:45 PM

(WTVA) - A Mason-Dixon poll released Friday shows U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith would have an easier time winning the November special election for the seat than fellow Republican Chris McDaniel.

The survey found Hyde-Smith with a 46 percent to 34 percent lead over Democrat Mike Espy with 20 percent undecided.

It also found that when Espy's opponent was McDaniel, the Democrat takes a 42 percent to 40 percent lead with 18 percent undecided.

The poll results are based on responses from 625 Mississippi registered voters interviewed on the phone from April 14 to April 16.

There has been national media attention on the election, which came about with the retirement of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran.  

Multiple media outlets have reported that Republicans in Washington are concerned about the GOP losing that Senate seat to the Democrats.

Governor Phil Bryant appointed Hyde-Smith to hold Cochran's seat until the election decides who should serve the remainder of the term.

McDaniel challenged Cochran in 2014 and almost beat him in the GOP primary.

Espy announced his intention immediately after Cochran announced he was stepping down.  The only other Democrat in the race is Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton.

Qualifying for the special election ends Tuesday.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 497790

Reported Deaths: 9917
CountyCasesDeaths
Harrison34102530
DeSoto31839398
Hinds31837622
Jackson24314377
Rankin21881388
Lee15427234
Madison14525279
Jones13772241
Forrest13412250
Lauderdale11937314
Lowndes10934185
Lamar10470135
Pearl River9431237
Lafayette8454138
Hancock7697126
Washington7365156
Oktibbeha7111129
Monroe6727174
Warren6642176
Pontotoc6609101
Neshoba6606205
Panola6460131
Marshall6386132
Bolivar6266145
Union596094
Pike5784152
Alcorn5633101
Lincoln5417134
George491879
Scott470998
Tippah465381
Prentiss464181
Leflore4627143
Itawamba4596104
Adams4570119
Tate4546109
Copiah445191
Simpson4421116
Wayne438572
Yazoo438586
Covington427394
Marion4216107
Sunflower4215104
Coahoma4115104
Leake407787
Newton380879
Grenada3692108
Stone358464
Tishomingo356391
Attala330289
Jasper328265
Winston313191
Clay306375
Chickasaw296767
Clarke290694
Calhoun277945
Holmes266987
Smith262550
Yalobusha232647
Tallahatchie225251
Walthall217763
Greene215548
Lawrence211140
Perry204755
Amite203954
Webster201645
Noxubee185340
Montgomery179056
Jefferson Davis170642
Carroll167438
Tunica158639
Benton147438
Kemper141241
Choctaw133026
Claiborne131237
Humphreys129038
Franklin119128
Quitman106227
Wilkinson104539
Jefferson94234
Sharkey64020
Issaquena1937
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 814025

Reported Deaths: 15179
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson1140561910
Mobile722691323
Madison52017686
Shelby37304341
Baldwin37087540
Tuscaloosa34966599
Montgomery33971725
Lee23149240
Calhoun22159470
Morgan20659372
Etowah19764496
Marshall18254300
Houston17310405
St. Clair15921337
Cullman15325290
Limestone15222198
Elmore15086284
Lauderdale14157294
Talladega13723272
DeKalb12574259
Walker11089366
Blount10102174
Autauga9901146
Jackson9793180
Coffee9182189
Dale8864181
Colbert8791200
Tallapoosa7044195
Escambia6743127
Covington6685179
Chilton6592160
Russell626158
Franklin5935105
Chambers5560142
Marion4958126
Dallas4889199
Clarke473482
Pike4720105
Geneva4564126
Winston4476101
Lawrence4266117
Bibb421786
Barbour355675
Marengo334089
Monroe330462
Randolph327663
Butler324894
Pickens313982
Henry311265
Hale309487
Cherokee300057
Fayette290979
Washington251151
Cleburne247058
Crenshaw243775
Clay240767
Macon230762
Lamar217846
Conecuh185652
Coosa178838
Lowndes174161
Wilcox167738
Bullock151744
Perry138040
Sumter131138
Greene125844
Choctaw87027
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