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Polls show McDaniel ahead in Mississippi GOP race, but....

  • McClatchy Washington Bureau
  • Published Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 9:21 a.m.
  • Updated Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 2:21 p.m.

New polls say Chris McDaniel has pulled ahead of Sen. Thad Cochran in their battle for the Mississippi Republican Senate nomination.

But.

There are still a lot of soft and undecided voters out there.

The McDaniel campaign is touting new findings by WPA Opinion Research showing the state senator with an 8 percentage point lead.

"It is clear Chris McDaniel is well positioned to win on June 24," says a polling memo from the firm. WPA is known for helping conservative political candidates.

Earlier polls conducted by Chism Strategies and Strategic National showed McDaniel with a smaller lead. He inched out a win over Cochran in the June 3 primary.

The WPA poll, though, shows 10 percent of the electorate remains undecided. McDaniel still has an advantage--43 percent say they definitely support him, compared to 38 percent for Cochran.

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