Not surprisingly, a new Mason-Dixon poll reveals Mississippians approve of Gov. Tate Reeves, but disapprove of President Joe Biden and oppose the Senate conviction of former President Donald Trump.
Approve – 35%
Disapprove – 56%
Only 11% of Whites in the state approve of the president’s performance thus far while 81% disapprove and 8% are unsure.
Among Blacks, 84% approve of President Biden.
In the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, Trump carried Mississippi handily, winning the vote share 57.6 to 41 percent.
Approve – 56%
Disapprove – 36%
Reeves received a favorable score by 68% of Whites and 32% of Blacks. And 71% and 39% of Mississippi Republicans and Democrats, respectively, approve of him.
A Republican, Reeves became governor on January 14, 2020. He opposed Medicaid expansion, which he called “Obamacare expansion.”
In the midst of the acceleration of the COVID-19 pandemic, Reeves overrode local leaders’ decisions to order people to stay at home, instead telling Mississippians get back to “life as usual” and deeming places like bars, dine-in restaurants and churches “essential services”. He also refused to close down beaches.
Convict – 35%
Don’t Convict – 62%
Only 13% of Whites would like to see Trump convicted. Conversely, 79% of Blacks would approve of a guilty charge.
Staunchly Republican, the state is 59% White, 37% Black and 4% other races.
Per Infoplease.com: Mississippi is arguably the most religious state in the United States. 83% of Mississippians are members of a Christian faith, and a full 89% say that religion plays and important part in their daily lives.
Also, per a Gallup poll, Mississippians come second only to people from Utah in terms of weekly church attendance, has the nation’s most churches per capita, and is the country’s largest bible producer.Tags: mississippi