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June 05, 2014


Democrats Unlikely to Prevail in Mississippi

Nate Cohn says Democrats shouldn't get their hopes up about winning a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi -- even if tea partier Chris McDaniel (R) prevails in a runoff against Sen. Thad Cochran (R).

"There is no state more polarized than Mississippi. Eighty percent of voters are black or white evangelical Christian. And the problem for Democrats is that they're on the wrong side of the ledger. In 2012, 50 percent of voters were white evangelical Christians, and they voted 95 percent for Mitt Romney. They form a nearly unbreakable bloc, and they're augmented by the state's deeply conservative non-evangelical white voters. Over all, Mr. Obama barely exceeded 10 percent of white voters, if at all... There just might not be a road to victory for Democrats in Mississippi."












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