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Partial Precinct Returns from 11-6

To all our friends interested in how your neighbors voted, here is a useful chart that lists about half the counties in the state and the Espy vote by precinct. We will continue to update this chart as more county precinct reports become available. Click here to view the chart. 

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Voter Turnout Analysis from 11/6

To all our friends interested in how their area of MS turned out last Tuesday, here’s a quick chart that ranks counties in descending order of average voter turnout. The column in the far right shows the turnout score for each (100 score is average for the state). Click here to check i…

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New Chism Strategies YouTube Channel!

ANNOUNCEMENT!!-We're excited to begin our own YouTube channel where we will be posting interesting video from the campaign trail. Click here to check it out!

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Helpful MS Precinct Priority Lists

For all our friends interested in races across Mississippi, here are two charts that will help on Election night. The first is a list of Hinds County Precincts in descending order, of the most important precincts for Democrats. The second is a list of similar precincts across the state. Good…

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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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