The buzz is that Haley Barbour, by upping his win percentage to 58 percent last week from 52 percent of the vote four years ago, has commanded an even stronger endorsement from the people of Mississippi.
But check the numbers. Preliminary totals reveal Barbour actually received 55,000 fewer votes this go-around.
Yep, when Barbour defeated Ronnie Musgrove, he did it with 470,404 actual votes.
When Haley Barbour defeated John Arthur Eaves Jr., he did it with 414,762 actual votes.