By Nolan McCaskill (Politico) –
Despite winning Mississippi’s Republican presidential primary by double digits, Donald Trump could turn Mississippi blue for the first time in 40 years, according to a Mason-Dixon poll released Tuesday.
Trump won Mississippi last month with 47 percent of the vote, an 11-point advantage over Ted Cruz, his closest rival. But the Mason-Dixon poll suggests that Trump fares the worst against Hillary Clinton in a general election — meaning the state could vote for the Democrat for the first time in a presidential election since 1976, when Jimmy Carter carried the state by a narrow margin over incumbent President Gerald Ford.
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