While there may not be a gubernatorial election until 2019, a recent poll shows that Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood has a slight lead over Republican Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves in a potential election matchup for Governor.
During a poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida from April 12 through April 14, 2018.
Mississippi voters were asked the question “If the 2019 general election for governor were held today, for whom would you vote if the candidates were Jim Hood, the Democrat, and Tate Reeves, the Republican?”
Statewide, 44% of voters currently support Hood, while 39% back Reeves that leaves 17% that are undecided.
In addition, the poll shows that Hood runs strong among women (49%-37%), with black voters (84%-4%), those under the age of 50 (45%-36%) and those who identify as Democrats (82%-7%). He also leads among Independents (41%-33%).
Reeves is ahead with men (41%-38%), whites (57%-24%), and Republicans (71%- 12%).
For the poll, a total of 625 registered Mississippi voters from all 82 Counties in the state were interviewed by telephone. All said they vote regularly in state elections.
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