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Millsaps-Chism State of the State Survey: Voters Call for Political Compromise, Support Lottery Law Forged During Special Session

Infrastructure Repair Remains Top Policy Priority for Mississippians JACKSON—Mississippians are calling on political leaders to compromise in order to get things done and have responded favorably to the outcome of the recent special session of the Mississippi Legislature that produced…

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Public Opinion on Rural Broadband Access in Mississippi

Chism Strategies conducted a statewide survey of voters in mid-September on the issue of expanding rural broadband service in Mississippi. We posed the following question: Currently state law allows only cable and telephone companies to provide high speed internet service in Mississippi and…

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Congratulations to Ayanna Pressley on her resounding win!

Congrats to Ayanna on her resounding win in Massachusetts last night. Her unconventional campaign forewent traditional broadcast media methods and instead relied heavily on grassroots efforts. It's gratifying to have helped her directly connect with voters a week before the primary w…

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A Word to the Wise: Y'all Politics poll unwittingly suggests GOP candidates are vulnerable

Y’all Politics released a poll today that should be embarrassing to all those involved, as it fails to even attempt to mirror the demographic profile of the state’s electorate.  The poll falls short in the typical ways IVR can be problematic. An IVR survey is a survey condu…

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Democrats gave Brad Chism a big birthday present yesterday.

Here’s what our own Brannon Miller surmised from the August 7 election results. (Brannon is our Director of Voter Targeting and our unofficial election contest handicapper.) Republicans are sweating on Wednesday morning. All eyes were on Ohio’s 12th Congressional Distr…

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Millsaps College-Chism Strategies State of the State Survey: Voters Back Early Voting, Automatic Registration

Survey Finds Mixed Support for Electoral Reforms, State Elected Leaders Mississippians support several potential policy changes to help improve the state's electoral process, including the expansion of early voting and automatically registering eligible voters upon turning 18 years of age. …

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Mississippi Voters Want Stronger Gun Safety Laws: Statewide Survey Shows Broad Support for Commons Sense Reforms.

Jackson, MS, March 5, 2018:  Mississippi voters agree with a majority of Americans on a number of proposed gun law reforms.  A recent statewide poll confirms that opinions are changing in the wake of another school mass shooting. The survey conducted February 23–27 of 410 lik…

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Facebook May Be Less of a Campaign Power Tool in the Upcoming Midterm Elections

In the last 3 months of 2017, the total amount of time spent on Facebook decreased by 5%. This decrease came before the recent announcement that Facebook would be changing its algorithm to fill your newsfeed with more content from friends and family. The implications of this for Facebook bu…

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State of the State Survey Released: Mississippi Voters Strongly Favor Creating State Lottery and Directing Proceeds to Public Education.

Magnolia State voters are concerned about the direction of their state, disapprove of the work being done by the state legislature, and rank infrastructure, healthcare access and cost, and increasing public school funding as their top priorities. Nearly 70% of voters favor creating a state l…

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Our POLLING OF WHITE WOMEN IN ALABAMA COVERED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, BUZZFEED AND THE UK TIMES

Chism Strategies' polling of white women in the recent Alabama US Senate race garnered national and international media attention.  Our surveys on the  contest included transcriptions of comments by supporters of each candidate and undecided voters who were conflicted over their ch…

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