Mississippi Senate Primary Poll – Senator Thad Cochran Vs Chris McDaniel Public Opinion Poll

December 18, 2013

Human Events and Gravis Marketing conducted a random survey of 691 registered Mississippi voters regarding the performance of Senator Cochran, his standing among potential challengers, and opinions regarding background checks, restricting violence in video games, and drug testing for welfare recipients.  The poll carries a margin of error of plus or minus 4%.

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Overall, the results indicate that Senator Cochran is in a tight spot.  When pitted against Chris McDaniel, the race is virtually tied, with both candidates at 40% and 20% undecided.  Senator Cochran is also under the 50% threshold when looking at a generic run against a Tea Party candidate, gathering only 45% of the vote compared to 35% for the generic Tea Party candidate.  Additionally, only 39% of respondents approve of his job performance, with 40% undecided.

Q1: Do you think the United States is on the right track all wrong track?

Q1- Do you think the United States is on the right track or wrong track

Q2: If the primary election were held today for the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, would you vote for Thad Cochran or Chris McDaniel?

Q2- If the primary election were held today for Republian nominee for U.S. Senate, would you vote for Thad Cochran or Chris McDaniel?

Q3: If the primary election were held today for the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, would you vote for Thad Cochran or a tea party candidate?

Q3-If the primary election were held today for the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, would you vote for Thad Cochran or a tea party candidate?

Q4: How would you rate Sen. Cochran’s job performance?

Q4- How would you rate Sen. Cochran's job performance?

Q5: Sen. Cochran was elected first in 1978. Is he more conservative since he’s been elected, less conservative or the same?

Q5- Sen. Cochrane- more or less conservative than 1978

Q6: Do you support expanded background checks for gun purchases?

Do you support expanded background checks for gun purchases?

Q7: Should the federal government restrict violence in video games?

Q7- Should the federal government restrict violence in video games?

Q8: Do you support drug testing for welfare benefits, including food stamps?

Do you support drug testing for welfare?

Note: the polls were conducted using automated telephone and weighted by voting demographics.

Gravis Marketing conducts public opinion surveys using its proprietary IVR system or its live call center. Unless otherwise noted, Gravis only counts completed surveys in its reported results.  Survey samples are weighted to match the best available demographic characteristics from the US Census Bureau and prior voter turnout data.
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