Sid Salter: No surprises likely in Mississippi vote

Observers who are looking for Mississippi to provide any major surprises in our state’s 2016 presidential balloting are likely to be disappointed. From 1980 to the present, Mississippi has voted Republican in presidential politics.

Since 1996, Mississippi has voted Republican in presidential politics by an average of 55.6 percent and Democratic by an average 42.2 percent — with the rest of the vote scattered among third party or independent candidates.

Donald Trump’s near implosion in the national polls acknowledged, none of the nation’s recognized pollsters or analysts are projecting Mississippi as anything but a “safe” state for the Republican nominee.

Clarion Ledger