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NEW POLL: Trump, Clinton lead big in Mississippi ahead of Tuesday primaries

With a huge lead over his closest rivals, billionaire businessman Donald Trump can expect to add Mississippi’s March 8 Republican presidential primary to his list of victories in the GOP nominating contest, a statewide poll conducted Monday by Magellan Strategies BR shows.

Trump will seek to build on his Magnolia State lead with a visit to Madison Monday night.

The automated telephone poll of likely voters commissioned by right-leaning political blog Y’allPolitics shows former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with an equally strong lead among Mississippi Democrats.

Trump’s support among likely Mississippi Republican voters measured 41 percent. Sens. Jose Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida showed support of 17 percent and 16 percent,  respectively.Gov.  John Kasich of Ohio’s support totaled 8 percent and surgeon Ben Carson 5 percent. Thirteen percent of GOP voters in the poll said they have not decided on a candidate.

Magellan said Trump’s support represents a wide range of demographic and voter types.

“These results seem to track very closely with Super Tuesday results in Tennessee and Alabama,” Y’allPolitcs said in its Thursday release detailing the polling that survey more than 900 likely GOP voters and nearly 500 likely Democratic voters.

On the Democratic side, Clinton holds a 54- point lead over rival Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont in polling of 471 likely Democratic voters. The Magellan poll put Clinton at 65 percent, Sanders at 24 percent and 24 undecided. Clinton’s numbers include a 66-point lead among African-American voters.

As with Trump’s lead in the Mississippi GOP Primary, Clinton’s lead transcends the entire spectrum of likely Democratic primary voters, Y’allPolitics said.

The only bright spot for Sanders is among likely Democratic primary voters who consider themselves independent.  However, even among independents, which represent 21 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, Clinton leads by 17 points with 41 percent. Sanders’ support was 24 percent. The poll lists 35 percent of independents as undecided.

Detailing the depth of Trump’s support among Mississippi Republicans, the pollsters the frontrunner maintains a 20-point lead among all but three of 16 demographic and geographic subgroups analyzed: age 18-34, age 55-64, and voters in Congressional District 3, which stretches across Central Mississippi.

Y’allPolitics reports Trump has scheduled a rally at Madison Central High School for 7 p.m. Monday. Doors open at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at this link.  WDAM TV News in Hattiesburg reports Cruz will speak at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville at noon Monday.

More specifics of the poll can be found here.

The poll of 995 likely GOP voters included 909 people identified as white and 51 black, five His[panic and 19 “other” racial origins.




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  1. Jose Cruz?????

    Please! It is Senator Ted Cruz. Could you correct this? Jose is not even close. Is that some backhanded criticism of his Hispanic heritage? If so, shame on you. You don’t have to support the man to at least get his name right. And yes, many of us in Mississippi do support him as the only viable alternative to Trump.

  2. MILLENIALS and Xer’s – you ARE the majority of voters in the US. You make up nearly 60% of the voting age population. The only way YOU lose is to give up. And since when are you guys quitters? Don’t give up! Register To Vote and VOTE!! Make your voice heard! Remember, we are not ruled by DC – they work for us. We are the boss. And if they don’t do what we tell them, we can fire them. I, for one, refuse to be in the party of “no-we-can’t” or “no-we-won’t” or “they don’t listen anyway.”

    Don’t make your decision to vote or not based on polls or the headlines in the national media. Remember: if you haven’t been voting you aren’t getting polled, so you aren’t represented – and a HUGE number of us just haven’t been voting regularly! So a minority is deciding the future for the majority, and they are screwing it up!

    Read about the candidates. See who cares about the U.S. citizens above the interests of big business. See who supports ending the war on people (aka ending the war on cannabis).
    – VOTE!!!

  3. Raymond Garner

    Trump will win this. Unfortunately, Cruz has a long history of lying and not answering questions directly. You ask him a question, and instead of answering the question, he answers the question that he wanted to be asked.

    Cruz is just another corporate supported politician.

    For 2016, it really does come down to electing politicians or an outsider. Unfortunately everytime we elect politicians – its a disaster, and they get nothing done. The only thing Cruz knows how to do is give a day long speech in congress, shutting down the government, then pats his back and its back to status quo.

    Its time to really elect someone who knows how to get things done. Rubio and Cruz twins are nothing much more then career politicians.

  4. Rafael Edward Cruz is his name. Ted is a nickname.

  5. Unfortunately, Washington Republicans hate Cruz as much as they hate Trump.

  6. Ted Cruz should be the nominee. He kicked a** in Texas. Trump should not be the Republican nominee. A vote for Trump is a vote for Hillary. There are just a plethora of scandals waiting to see daylight with Trump. I’m talking about everything from bribery charges back in ’79….to Trump’s relationship with his closest advisor Felix Sater, a felon, who was indicted on fraud charges. In ’87 when Joseph Weichselbaum was being indicted, Trump wrote that he was “conscientious, forthright, and diligent” and “a credit to the community.” Who was Joseph Weischeslbaum? He was a cocaine trafficker who had a rap sheet of prior convictions for grand theft auto and embezzlement. The other name that also comes to mind is Raoul Goldberger and his firm, Multi-Capital Group, and its ties to Trump Tower Philadelphia. Raoul Goldberger was a trafficker who had been busted by the feds for trying to ship tens of thousands of ecstasy pills. I haven’t even mentioned Trump’s associate, Tevfik Arif, who was allegedly running a prostitution ring. How about Trump University? The judge compared Donald Trump to Bernard Madoff. What about the fines Trump had to pay for minority discrimination? What about the fines for hiring illegal immigrants? And there is a lot more.

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