Red-blue make for political drama, but black-white would be a tragic redux

OXFORD — Here’s the interesting part. Shaw and Chism didn’t just conduct a quick and easy poll designed to prove Bryant is out of touch with minority voters. They asked black Mississippians other questions, too.

One was whether respondents believe Mississippi’s best days are ahead. Fifty-six percent said yes, 22 percent were unsure and 22 percent said they believe the state’s best days are in its history books. The numbers were the same in January and February.

Answering a pocketbook question, 57 percent of African-Americans said they expect their own personal financial situations to be better a year from now. Only 22 percent expected to be in worse financial shape.

Charlie Mitchell