Poll: Miss. Gov leads Dem rival

Reeves’s lead is fueled by a big edge among men, and a narrow gap among independents.
Republican Gov. Tate Reeves responds to a reporter’s question during a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, in Jackson, Miss., regarding his calling lawmakers into special session Wednesday to consider incentives for an economic development project. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) leads his Democratic challenger by 8 percentage points a month before the general election, a poll released Thursday found.

The Mason-Dixon Poll, conducted for the Magnolia Tribune, found Reeves ahead of Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley (D) 51%-43%. That is in line with, though slightly tighter than, the 11-point margin Reeves held in a Mississippi Today/Siena College poll released early last month.

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