Research Results

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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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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MS 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 likely…

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White Women in Alabama Discuss Their Conflicts in the Jones/Moore US Senate Race

The survey interviewed 1,500 white female Alabama voters on land line phones on November 21, 2017 who were modeled as likely to participate in the upcoming special election for US Senate. We weighted the results by age based on 2014 general election turnout among white women. Education…

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Recap of Survey on Non-College Whites in Key 2016 States

ABOUT THE RESEARCH From May through October 2017, Chism Strategies conducted a series of nine in-depth surveys to an audience of non-college voters across 15 states. The exodus of non-college educated whites that began in the 1980s reached an alarming level in 2016 — a 39% …

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