Raleigh, N.C. – It has been three weeks since voters in Mississippi gave incumbent Senator Thad Cochran a victory over State Senator Chris McDaniel in a runoff election but voters are still deeply divided over the general election with no candidate receiving more than 40% support in the latest PPP poll.
Cochran has the most statewide support, in a Senate race featuring Cochran, Democrat Travis Childers and Reform candidate Shawn O’Hara Cochran leads with 40/24/5. However in this race 31% of the electorate, apparent McDaniel supporters, are undecided. In a race where McDaniel replaces Cochran as the Republican nominee Childers narrowly leads the race over McDaniel 37/36/4 with 24% of the electorate undecided.Cochran is shown to still win handily, but the results showcase the deep divisions in the state. Only 39% of Republicans in Mississippi approve of Cochran while 51% have a favorable opinion of McDaniel. Continuing the trend from the primary Democrats across Mississippi continue to support Cochran, 58% of Democrats approve of Cochran and 31% of Democrats say they would vote for Cochran over Childers in the general election.