2019 Mississippi gubernatorial election

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2019 Mississippi gubernatorial election

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Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent Governor

Phil Bryant
Republican



The 2019 Mississippi gubernatorial election will take place on November 5, 2019, to choose the next governor of Mississippi. Primary elections will occur on August 6, 2019.[1] Incumbent Republican Governor Phil Bryant is ineligible to run for a third term due to term limits.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Tate Reeves
U.S. Governors
U.S. Mayors
William Waller Jr.
Individuals

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Robert
Foster
Tate
Reeves
Undecided
Mason-Dixon Jan 30 – Feb 1, 2019 400 ± 5.0% 9% 62% 29%
Hypothetical polling
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Lynn
Fitch
Tate
Reeves
Undecided
JMC Analytics Feb 15–17, 2018 500 ± 4.4% 12% 21% 67%
Mason-Dixon Dec 13–15, 2017 400 ± 5.0% 18% 37% 45%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Foster
Republican Tate Reeves
Republican William Waller Jr.
Total votes

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Michael Brown[25]
  • William Bond Compton Jr., Democratic candidate for Governor in 2007 and 2011 and U.S. Senate in 2014, and nominee for State House District 83 in 2015.[26]
  • Jim Hood, Mississippi Attorney General[27][7]
  • Robert J. Ray[28]
  • Robert Shuler Smith, Hinds County District Attorney[29]
  • Gregory Wash[30]
  • Phillip West, former state representative and mayor of Natchez[31]
  • Velesha Williams, former director for the Metro Jackson Community Prevention Coalition and former U.S. Army officer[32][7]
  • Albert Wilson, businessman, and community organizer[33]

Declined[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Jim
Hood
Robert
Shuler Smith
Undecided
Triumph Campaigns Jan 29, 2018 2,145 ± 1.8% 36% 34% 30%
Hypothetical polling
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Jim
Hood
Chokwe Antar
Lumumba
Undecided
Triumph Campaigns Jan 29, 2018 2,145 ± 1.8% 49% 27% 23%

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Brown
Democratic William Bond Compton Jr.
Democratic Jim Hood
Democratic Robert Ray
Democratic Robert Shuler Smith
Democratic Gregory Wash
Democratic Phillip West
Democratic Velesha Williams
Democratic Albert Wilson
Total votes

Constitution Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Bob Hickingbottom[35]

Independents[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • David Singletary, U.S. Air Force veteran and former hotel owner[36]

General election[edit]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[37] Likely R April 19, 2019
Inside Elections[38] Lean R April 19, 2019
Sabato's Crystal Ball[39] Lean R December 6, 2018

Polling[edit]

with Tate Reeves and Jim Hood
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Tate
Reeves (R)
Jim
Hood (D)
Undecided
Hickman Analytics (D)[A] May 5–9, 2019 604 ± 4.0% 40% 45%
Mason-Dixon Jan 30 – Feb 1, 2019 625 ± 4.0% 42% 44% 14%
OnMessage Inc. (R)[B] Jan 28–30, 2019 600 ± 3.5% 51% 36% 13%
Mason-Dixon Apr 12–14, 2018 625 ± 4.0% 39% 44% 17%
Chism Strategies/Millsaps College Dec 15–19, 2017 578 ± 4.1% 45% 38% 18%
Mason-Dixon Dec 13–15, 2017 625 ± 4.0% 37% 43% 20%
Hypothetical polling
with Tate Reeves, Jim Hood, and Bill Waller Jr.
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Tate
Reeves (R)
Jim
Hood (D)
Bill
Waller Jr. (I)
Undecided
Mason-Dixon Jan 30 – Feb 1, 2019 625 ± 4.0% 38% 40% 9% 13%

Results[edit]

General election results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican TBD
Democratic TBD
Total votes

Notes[edit]

Partisan clients
  1. ^ Poll sponsored by the Jim Hood campaign
  2. ^ Poll sponsored by the Tate Reeves campaign

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Official campaign websites