DSCC poll shows Musgrove leading in Miss. Senate race

Just one week after Democrats picked up Sen. Roger Wicker’s (R-Miss.) former House seat in northeast Mississippi, the party’s Senate campaign committee released a new poll showing Wicker trailing former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove (D) in November’s special election Senate race.

The poll shows Musgrove leading Wicker 48 to 40 percent in a head-to-head matchup. Musgrove holds a 57 percent favorability rating, while 30 percent of voters view him unfavorably. Wicker also sports high approval ratings, but is less known throughout the state – which is partially attributable for his polling deficit.

Wicker holds a 42 percent favorability rating, with only 14 percent of voters viewing him unfavorably. Thirty percent of voters said they “didn’t recognize” Wicker.

The poll, conducted by Hamilton Campaigns, surveyed 600 likely voters from May 15-18. It has a margin of error of four percent.

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5/20/8