If this is representative, it’s looking good for Chris McDaniel right now. Let’s hope this surge keeps going:
BREITBART – A new poll from Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund shows that Tea Party-backed state Sen. Chris McDaniel has seven-point lead over 36-year incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS).
The poll, conducted by pollster George Birnbaum of GEB International who surveyed 600 likely GOP primary voters on May 14, shows McDaniel beating Cochran outside the 4 percent margin of error 43 percent to 36 percent.
The Tea Party group says this is a 30-point swing in favor of McDaniel since its last poll, conducted on April 2 with the same confidence level and same number of likely GOP primary voters, showed McDaniel losing to Cochran 28 percent to 51 percent, respectively.
“A 30-point ballot move in six weeks is rare, indeed,” Birnbaum said in a release. “Clearly, as more voters are tuning in to the race, and learning more about Chris McDaniel, and learning more about how Thad Cochran has lost touch with Mississippi values, they are moving away from Cochran and to McDaniel.”
Birnbaum added that the poll shows “a strong indication of McDaniel’s surge,” but he added, “perhaps more important is the fact that 80% of those with a favorable view of McDaniel say they plan to vote for him, against just 70% of those with a favorable view of Cochran who say they plan to vote for him.”
Of course, if the media has anything to say about it, McDaniel is an extremist like the blogger who broke in and took a picture of Cochran’s bedridden wife: