Some big news today out of Mississippi:
A new poll released Monday shows a razor-thin race against Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and candidate Mike Espy.According to The Tyson Group, incumbent Hyde-Smith only holds a 1 percent lead over Espy with 41 percent to Espy’s 40 percent. This poll also found that 37 percent of Mississippians disapprove of Hyde-Smith with 45 percent approving. Eighteen percent are “unsure.”In an August poll, Espy trailed Hyde-Smith by five points. Three-percent of those who responded said they were throwing their support behind a third party candidate.
Galvanized by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the U.S. Senate’s role in replacing her, Democratic donors are giving in droves to Mike Espy, the Democrat challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in November.
Espy has raised nearly $200,000 since Ginsburg’s passing was announced on Friday evening, according to Espy campaign sources. That total — a single-day fundraising record for Espy this cycle — is close to one-third of what he raised from April to June.
While a fundraising advantage doesn’t translate to votes, an influx of cash 45 days from Election Day could loom large for Espy, who has acknowledged his need to reach more Mississippi voters during the COVID-19 pandemic and has largely been ignored by national Democrats.
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