Poll in Miss. finds McCain, Wicker out front

A Mobile Press Register/University of South Alabama poll in Mississippi shows Republicans John McCain in the presidential race and Roger Wicker in a U.S. Senate contest hold sizable percentage leads over their opponents heading into the final days of the campaign.

The telephone survey of 405 registered, likely Mississippi voters was conducted between Oct. 13 and Thursday by the USA Polling Group. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.

The poll found that in the presidential contest, McCain is leading Democrat Barack Obama by a 46 to 33 percent margin, while it found Wicker, the incumbent senator, has 45 percent of the vote, compared to 32 percent for Democrat Ronnie Musgrove.

NE MS Daily Journal
10/26/8