Mississippi Senate: Cochran (R) 48%, Childers (D) 31%

Both Republican contenders have a solid lead over former Democratic Congressman Travis Childers in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the U.S. Senate race in Mississippi.

A new statewide telephone survey of Likely Mississippi voters finds longtime Senator Thad Cochran leading Childers by 17 points – 48% to 31%. Nine percent (9%) like some other candidate in the race, and 12% are undecided…

…The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Mississippi was conducted on March 26-29, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

3/31/14

Mississippi Survey of 750 Likely VotersConducted March 26-27, 2014By Rasmussen Reports
1*In thinking about the 2014 election for U.S. Senate, suppose youhad a choice between Republican Thad Cochran and Democrat Travis Childers. If the election were held today, would youvote for Republican Thad Cochran or Democrat Travis Childers?
2*What if the Republicans nominate Chris McDaniel? If the electionfor U.S. Senate were held today, would you vote for Republican Chris McDanielor Democrat Travis Childers?
3*I’m going to read you a short list of people in the news. For each, please letme know You have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, orvery unfavorable impression. You’ve never heard of that person, just let meknow. ThadCochranChrisMcDanielTravisChilders 4*Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent,good, fair, or poor?
5*How would you rate your own personal finances these days?
6* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhatunfavorable or very unfavorable impression of the new health care law?
7* Generally speaking, would you prefer a moreactive government with more services and higher taxes or a smaller governmentwith fewer services and lower taxes?
8*Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the Tea Party movement?
9* Has Mississippi fully recovered from the impact of HurricaneKatrina?
10* Looking back, how would you rate the federal government’sresponse to Hurricane Katrina – excellent, good, fair or poor?
11* How would you rate the job Barack Obamahas been doing as president… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve,somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?
12* How would you ratethe job Phil Bryant has been doing as governor… do you strongly approve,somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’sbeen doing?

NOTE: Margin of SamplingError, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence