Friday, December 22, 2017

Poll: Hood over Tate (UPDATED. Poll posted below)

Note: JJ obtained a copy of the poll and crosstabs. This post was bumped up after it was originally posted on December 21.  

WLBT reported a Mason-Dixon poll said The Hair led the Tater in the race for Governor:

Part two of a Mason-Dixon Poll, conducted last week in Mississippi, focuses on the 2019 Governor's race.  The pollsters asked registered voters about a head-to-head race between Attorney General Jim Hood and Lt. Governor Tate Reeves.

Hood has the early advantage. Statewide, 43% of registered voters support Hood, while 37% back Reeves and a very significant 20% are undecided. Hood draws over 80% of Democrats, 14% of Republicans and leads 38%-33% among independent voters. If he runs, it appears Hood will receive strong backing from the state’s African-American voters. Rest of article.








82 comments:

Anonymous said...

Governor Hood, how do you do.

Anonymous said...

I think as conservatives start to see that Hood actually might have a chance, more of them will speak up and support Hood. A lot of people don't want to go out on that limb unless there is a chance he can win.

Tate is not popular in his own party. He was an up and comer as Treasurer, but as Junior Governor he has made a lot of enemies. I'll have a Hood sign in my yard.

Anonymous said...

Hope Hood runs. It will be a pleasure working to send him to defeat.

Anonymous said...

Phil's lasting legacy will be getting a Dem elected as governor. Nice going!

Anonymous said...

Just wait for more drip drip drip of corruption/influence scandals to come from the legislature. Hood will put em all in the same boat and pounce.

"Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely"

Anonymous said...

Things could be shaking up soon, Reeves may be holding out for a new opportunity in January.
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/21/mississippi-senate-thad-cochran-future-in-doubt-308157

Anonymous said...

The happiest dude in the room is digbert.

Anonymous said...

Hood will not make it out of the primary.

Anonymous said...

I was leaning Hood until I heard him speak. The AG is obsessed with power and further to the left I ever imagined. The more people hear him speak, the better even Tate looks.

Anonymous said...

First voted Republican in late 70's for Gil Carmichael. Have voted Republican ever since, but would vote for Hood over Reeves.

Anonymous said...

I really don't know which way I will vote. I will have to mull it over.

Anonymous said...

This one is sure to draw out the sock puppets!

Anonymous said...

Well, any of the Reeves haters who think the black Democrats in Hinds County are going to cease being mad long enough to vote for Hood after his dogged persecution of RSS simply don't know shit from shinola. The truck driver demonstrated who is running the show and it ain't the remnant of white Donkeycrats in Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

Yep!... Hood over Tate... and Clinton over Trump in a landslide... polls polls polls...

Anonymous said...

My vote is open to whoever let’s me buy OTC sudafed at Walgreens again.

Anonymous said...

Hood will, assume he makes it out of the Dem primary over his AA opponent, will have to take stands re: national democrat positions - something he has never had to do in previous races. Being on the top of the ticket will draw much more attention to his 'philosophy', or lack thereof. One of two possible results - either the Dem, particularly AA, wanes, or the Repub fascination disappears. Long time from now til then; much water to flow under the bridge.

Check the accuracy of polls taken two years before an election in previous years. Hell, in many of them the actual candidates/nominees were not even known (although people thought they knew who would be the nominees) two years prior.

Anonymous said...


I nominate JIMMY BARKSDALE a proven leader---If he can run FedEx and Netscape he can make Mississippi come alive.

The main thing, he is extremely wealthy and will not have to take bribes or steal...............

I am a Republican (lifelong) but I will not vote for Tater Tot....I may consider voting for Lynn Finch.................

Anonymous said...

Hood may not win the governor's race, but rest assured that you can bet your last dollar on Democrats to regain control of the House and if they run anymore Roy Moore's they will win the Senate too. With Trump being Trump you guys will finally figure out that he was never a Republican but an opportunist. No the Democrats won't impeach him, they will just let him and Pence die on the vine.

Anonymous said...

There will be a number of people cross over to vote for Hood. One that will be noticed.

Anonymous said...

Show me a poll that is not meaningless. Did they poll those who showed up at the dedication of the CR Museum or was this the one taken at Captain D's on 55 Frontage? I've yet to hear anybody say they've been polled.

Anonymous said...

Not after the tax cuts start hitting paychecks. Guess again.

Anonymous said...

Who paid for the poll?

Anonymous said...

Tot's are in full damage control mode. They knew this poll was coming out so they launched a preemptive strike with an email blast yesterday. Their attack on Hood centered on tying Hood to "national democrats". Talk inside Tate's camp is laced with consternation. 2019 shaping up to be a real barn-burner with slash and burn tactics guaranteed. But make no mistake, the Tot's are sweating blue perspiration.

Anonymous said...

Jim Barksdale. Funny. You just proved everybody’s point. Nobody with his intelligence, expertise and money would ever want to be governor unless they had a huge love of power....which is what leads to the stupid shenanigans. Call it a paradox.

I think “Jimmy” is content to keep doing deals and giving away money behind the scenes.

Anonymous said...

with our state losing population according to census estimates, it's clear that a change is needed--and another vote for a republican who sets policies that hurt our state isn't what we need. just take a trip to alabama or tennessee and just see how much better those states are doing. the last eight years have been harsh on our state...

Anonymous said...

The poll shows what a mistake it will be if the GOP does not find a better candidate. For Hood to be ahead this early it shows Reeves to be an extremely poor candidate.

Anonymous said...

Other than Malcolm McMillin, I have never voted for a Democrat in my life. I can't wait to vote for Jim Hood over that faux redneck Reeves.

Anonymous said...

I've voted Republican for Governor every election since Haley Barbour first ran, but I will gladly vote for Jim Hood for Governor next election. Screw Tater.

Anonymous said...

Tate Reeves is an absolute disaster waiting to happen. Who in the world actually likes this dude? Get ready for a democrat governor my fellow Mississippians.

Anonymous said...

5.33 - If you think "Tate's camp" cares at all about this memo from a Democrat polling firm, then you don't understand or know any of the people in "Tate's camp."

Anonymous said...

This lifelong republican will NEVER vote for Tate and I’ve known him for 25 years. This will be the first time I will have EVER voted D for governor. And I can’t wait as it’s time to toss out the pathetic elites running the state.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for Hood to run a campaign promising tax increases.

Anonymous said...

5:12 the average Mississippian will not see an extra $5 per paycheck, it won't even pay for their cigarettes or their daily 6 pack.

Plain ol' Catfish said...

I implore all my toothless, trailer trash colleagues in the Republican Party - anybody but Triple Cheese Taterous Maximus!

I am not saying you have to go with Hood, but for the love of God, don't give your vote to a som'itch thats going to have Mississippi with a damn deficit during his term. Because clearly, that is where Mississippi is heading.

The state has lost citizens instead of gaining in the past 5 years and this idiot passed massive tax cuts, assuming trickle down was going to work in Mississippi. We are fiscally, going backwards under that sorry trolls watch as Lt. Gov. Don't give him a promotion!

ANYONE but Tater in the Republican Primary! PLEASE!!!!

Anonymous said...

Tate will lose.

Jim will win.

Anonymous said...

Tate Reeves is running our state into the ground. I don’t care if it is a republican or democrat—- just anyone BUT Tate.

Anonymous said...


Where’s the link to the poll? Nowhere.
What methodology was used? Who knows
What were the demographic numbers, etc?

Someone pays for this poll, “leaks” the results to the press, and then doesn’t make the polling data public?

...Sounds legit.

I bet most readers could guess who’s behind it.

Anonymous said...

I've voted straight Republican for the last 20 years. I will gladly vote for anyone that runs against the egotistical and pathetic Tate Reeves. Hope the MSGOP finds a lot better quality candidate to run than lil Tate, if not I'll be sending Hood another check and support/vote.

Anonymous said...

One scenario: Thad quits. Harper gets appointed. Tate runs for Harpers seat as he has a good chance in that region. Walks away from guv race to save face. Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Blue perspiration indeed. The Tot's are sweating profusely.

Anonymous said...

Well, it is safe to say Tate would lose a JJ vote, and we know how reliable those are.

Sock Puppet Convention said...

First voted Republican in late 70's ...

Have voted Republican ever since ...

I am a Republican (lifelong) but ...

I have never voted for a Democrat in my life. I can't wait to vote for Jim Hood ...

I've voted Republican for Governor every election since ... but I will gladly vote for Jim Hood ...

This lifelong republican will NEVER vote for Tate ...

This will be the first time I will have EVER voted D for governor ...

I've voted straight Republican for the last 20 years.

Anonymous said...

I have been Republican/conservative forever. Hood.Repubs in MS are now frauds.

Anonymous said...

Where is this harpy now?

Keep up. Hood is trouncing Reeves in the polls 60-40. I am a lifelong Republican and can't WAIT to vote for Hood.

That harpy has already posted on this thread at least a half-dozen times.

Anonymous said...

I am a republican voter but hood will be governor and George Flagg lt govenor. They put drew up at Medicaid to get him some state wide exposure so he can run for attorney general.

Anonymous said...

Besides Fitch, who are good primary candidates? Judge Waller or Randolph? A big name in the Legislature? Drew Snyder?

Anonymous said...

How quickly you all forget the $5 the idiot saved us when negating auto inspection stickers.

Anonymous said...

My neighborhood association has already talked about not backing reeves.. MS GOP either its another candidate or we are flipping to the D choice..

Anonymous said...

Sad thing is the Republican party will probably run Tate knowing full well he will lose. The powers thats be in the Republican party better check themselves before running a losing campaign

Anonymous said...

Time to send Tater into retirement with his precious campaign war chest funds. That's all that really matters to him.

Anonymous said...

Running the State into the ground?

Lowest unemployment rate in State history
Largest tax cut in State history
Even with tax cuts, Most general fund revenue generated in State history

You liberals are desperate - or stupid

Pool Party Saturday At Noon said...

My neighborhood association has already talked about not backing reeves.. MS GOP either its another candidate or we are flipping to the D choice.."

Right on! Your neighborhood association can't even reach agreement on four-wheelers on the sidewalk much less get together over tacos to discuss politics.

Unless you reside in a 'cleansed neighborhood' in the woods of Madison County, your neighbors are black, white, Hispanic, democrat, republican and independent. And they're not stupid enough to respond to some dumbass flyer regarding block voting.

Anonymous said...

5:12 Please look at our State's voting demographics and include age for top 2% and explain which tax benefits in the reform bill will make a difference in voting.

Aside from the fact that more than a few of us are worried still about what's embedded in a bill that was done without hearings, behind closed doors and required more than a little horse trading to pass within party lines, you are counting on major economic growth between now and the primaries and even more by November.

You hope that I will like that I'll get more monthly income. In my rarified for Mississippi income bracket, I won't much notice though it will be nearly $20000. My house is paid for too. Wonder how some upper middles who are in new houses with mortgages are going to come out...especially if health care costs also go up as expected..

And, you count on the Republicans who have worried about the deficit, no longer worrying.

You are also counting on those same Republicans who have never trusted Russia to suddenly trust Putin because Trump apparently does.

And, you trust us not to recognize totally nuts if you put up the Roy Moore types.

You are hoping Lincoln wasn't right and it's now possible to fool enough people all the time.

Anonymous said...

MOE +/- 4%, dubious sampling, better than Chism. Its neck-and-neck, Hood knows it, Republicans will out fundraise Democrats 2:1 minimum.

Anonymous said...

@8:58

Liberals are stupid, but you really believe that Tater's inventory tax cut has resulted in any economic improvement for the State?

Tater's tax cut was so effective, it also lowered Alabama and Arkansas's unemployment and resulted in their higher general fund revenue!

With that kind of power, Tater will probably end world hunger with a Mississippi inventory tax cut.

The reality is that the US economy has improved and Mississippi has too. A better question might be why isn't Mississippi improving as fast as the nation or our neighbors in Arksansas and Alabama. We've seen a 5 year GDP improvement of 2.65% while Alabama is up 4.29% and Arkansas is up 5.19%.

Anonymous said...

Tate has done what he promised, and he has my support. Everyone in my circle is supporting him as well.

Anonymous said...

You're right 8:58, I shouldn't have used "Running into the ground". I meant to say "being permanently on the very bottom". I don't consider still being #49 or #50 in the country as something to be proud of.

Nuts...........

Anonymous said...

All these Tate haters and so called lifelong republicans need to get a grip. Go look at California. Gov. Moonbeam had to drastically cut programs to try to get their budget manageable. And they are still facing a recession because they are not providing relief to the taxpayers too. I guess that's ok because he's a Democrat doing. At least we are trimming the fat and making sure we have some tax relief. Combine that with the new Federal Corporate tax rate that is coming, the lower Income taxes, we will see the benefits of the measures they took over the last few years. The only problem with the in-state budget cuts is that the legislature didn't require the fat to be cut from the top and instead let these leaders cut direct service programs. The poster from yesterday said it best. Once Hood has to actually speak on Democratic issues on a national level he will be toast.

Anonymous said...

Tater's tax cut was so effective, it also lowered Alabama and Arkansas's unemployment and resulted in their higher general fund revenue!

Link?

Anonymous said...

December 22, 2017 at 9:49 AM = Rec'd talking points memo

Anonymous said...

@10:10 it is one, two, three people tops, commenting over and over and over and over and over again.

Anonymous said...

All these "lifetime Rebuplicans" say they will vote for Hood. I say I'm a lifetime Democrat who will vote for Reeves.

Anonymous said...

Nice article in the CL today that compliments this discussion.....we are the only state in the south with a declining population for several years in a row.

And its the most productive and educated that are leaving which means this is a self-perpetuating problem. And it started under Bryant.

Plain ol' Catfish said...

@ December 22, 2017 at 9:51 AM

Good points about Alabama's and Arkansas' GDP being up.

But you also have to consider Alabama was able to bring in some big companies within the last couple of years. Arkansas has been progressive with generating revenues for the state and finding new industry. Within the last couple of years, Arkansas has established a lottery and legalized medical marijuana. Besides that, they both have major attractions that brings in outside dollars. Alabama has Birmingham, Mobile, Gulf Shores, Robert Trent Golf Trail, Alabama football, they are trending in the right direction.

Arkansas cashes in on outside dollars too.

Mississippi has a branding problem and nothing to attract outsiders to bring in money to spend in this state.

Tate Reeves is a stubborn kind of stupid and his supporters are o.k. with the status quo.

While you clearly indicated something tangible to measure against, that information will fall on apathetic deaf ears.

The futility is suffocating and we pay dearly for the amount of ignorance that stagnates in this state, by electing politicians of the same ilk as Tate Reeves.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Dems, don't tire yourselves posting over the first bait floating by. Mississippians have not forgotten all the attorneys hired by the AG and paid by the taxpayer. Same people who finance Hood. We don't cotton too well to paying for campaigns that way. You'll have to admit it is rather "Clintonian".



Anonymous said...

I see that PittPather, Tom Head, and Donner K are posting a lot lately.

Plain ol' Catfish said...

Though 9:51, quite frankly, I don't think more government spending is necessarily the solution either. Truth be told I've heard absolutely nothing innovative from Jim Hood beyond his call to not do what the Republicans are doing. The pre-Reeves tax cut days status quo is what got us here and I don't think maintaining, or returning to, that status quo will lead to economic growth.

Anonymous said...

There is no way Tate will win! If Lynn decides to run she will get the African American vote because Hood has shown his disrespect for the African American community with the Robert S. Smith shenanigans.

In fact, I will support AA against him. He and his brother Tom Hood needs to be replaced as well.

Anonymous said...

LORD almighty can't believe I agree w/ that bit of honesty from Catfish @ 12:38 PM.

Anonymous said...

What happens if tea party guy Chris McDaniel and Steve Bannon get into the mix? This would bring out all of the Rankin and Jones County crazies. McDaniel beats Reeves in Republican primary. Showdown between Hood and McDaniel. That would be fun to watch.

Anonymous said...

8.58 - you failed to mention the most important metric for economic growth -

Highest High School graduation rate in State history

The education reforms are making a real difference in real people's lives

Anonymous said...

Lynn vs Tate? Seriously? We can do better than that.

Anonymous said...

Hood is a joke and anti gun for the most part, he has only muddied the water on CC..
Somebody real step up plz!! make M-MSGA!

Anonymous said...

I'm voting for and giving to whoever will help bring the new marijuana economy to MS. I'm serious.

Anonymous said...

If Hood wins there are a lot of so called Republicans that will have to get real jobs.

Anonymous said...

Root canal or colonoscopy? Either way is not fun.

Anonymous said...

Whoa whoa whoa...1255.. RSS is a criminal and it's obvious he's in bed with the criminal organization in Jackson... so your argument is invalid

Anonymous said...

Tate Reeves will not win the Metro area which is vital in statewide elections. The big block of state employee's, teacher's, and their families', living in the metro area, votes will go to his opponent due to lack of pay raises, his arrogance, and poor policy. Most of the public do not realize that state employees have not received a pay raise since July of 2007 over 10 years. How many of you in public sector have worked for 10+ years for the same amount of money, really less money when you factor in inflation. State workers and teachers will not vote for him. When Tate comes asking for your vote ask him why the legislature bought a new $200 million dollar accounting system (MAGIC) which is old a system designed for private enterprise and is a piece of crap. Ask him why, he as a public servant, is on available for meetings to donors to his campaign. Ask him why the legislature is exempt from using, the supposedly cost saving, travel trip optimizer system they implemented for agencies. Ask him why since he is so hell-bent on reducing the size of government why the legislature size has not been reduced and why they are inefficient and can't get all of their work done during regular session eliminating costly special sessions. Ask him why since it"s his goal to cut expenses, why the legislature has two retirements PERS and SLRP. And finally, ask him exactly what happens to the interest on his enormous campaign war chest. I wlll be voting Democrat for the first time in my life if he is the Republican nominee for gov.

Anonymous said...

December 23, 2017 at 8:30 PM = LAUGHABLE

Anonymous said...

Ill vote for the Democrat for the first time all day long if he says he will do two things. 1)Keep undocumented aliens out of our state and 2)goes out and find more businesses to Mississippi. All the other issues are moot right now. Tate showed his weakness about five years ago in not doing what he could to keep Mississippians safe as he went along with the Chamber of Commerce with the immigration bill. He is too establishment.

Anonymous said...

The Sandersons OWN the MSGOP.

Anonymous said...

Kinda like I was with "anyone but Hillary"; anyone but "Tate"!

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