New poll shows Mississippi voters back higher gas taxes for roads, bridges

Magellan Strategies BR’s automated telephone survey shows 43 percent support from Republican voters and 42 percent from Democrats. The pollsters surveyed “likely” voters in the state’s March 8 presidential primaries. A total of 995 Republicans and 471 Democrats responded.

Opposition from likely Republican voters stood at 37 percent and at 26 percent from likely Democratic voters. However, more Democrats reported being undecided, at 33 percent, than Republicans, at 20 percent.

The poll, conducted for the right-leaning political website Y’allPolitics, has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.1 percentage points on Republicans polled and 4.5 percentage points on Democrats polled.