November 25, 2020

Poll: Hyde-Smith leads Espy in race for U.S. Senate

Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has a 52% to 44% lead against Democratic challenger Mike Espy according to one poll released Tuesday.

The Civiqs poll also has President Donald Trump beating former Vice President Joe Biden in the state by a 55% to 41% margin. The poll sampled 507 Mississippians online using a national survey sample.

In the poll released Tuesday,  62% of the respondents identified as white and 36% identified as African American.

The poll also finds:

  • Support for adopting the flag proposed this summer by a legislatively created commission at 61% to 31%.
  • Support at 54% to 25% for removing a Jim Crow provision from the state Constitution requiring a candidate for statewide office to garner a majority of the vote and to win the most votes in a majority of the House districts to prevent the election from being thrown to the House to decide.

The poll did not survey respondents on the initiative to legalize medical marijuana.

The Civiqs poll has a B/C rating from the FiveThirtyEight.com website, which rates national polling firms.