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A quick glance at latest poll numbers in Lt. Gov. race

Tate Reeves’ campaign released Wednesday morning poll numbers that show the treasurer is leading his opponent in the Republican primary for lieutenant governor, state Sen. Billy Hewes, by more than 40 points.

Out of 500 likely voters in the Aug. 2 primary surveyed by OnMessage Inc., 56 percent said they would vote for Reeves. Hewes garnered 16 percent.

What caught our eye immediately was that the results of the poll, taken June 29-30, showed that Reeves led in the Gulfport-Biloxi area, which Hewes has represented in the Legislature for two decades.

Obviously, the importance of these numbers lies in the eyes of the beholder. Reeves and his followers will likely take them as gospel; the Hewes camp probably won’t give them much more than a passing thought. The wisdom or folly of either approach will be decided Aug. 2.

For the full release from the Reeves campaign, click here.

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  1. Your Brother
    July 7th, 2011 at 15:21 | #1

    I like Reeves, but I do not know anything about Hewes

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