Another day, another Dem incumbent trails 

Today, it’s in Mississippi, The Hotline reports:

Just two weeks after his 51% primary victory, state Sen. Alan Nunnelee (R) now leads Rep. Travis Childers (D-MS) by eight points, according to a poll conducted for his campaign.

The Tarrance Group (R) poll conducted for Nunnelee, obtained by Hotline OnCall, surveyed 303 likely voters between June 8-9 for a margin of error of +/- 5.6%. Nunnelee and Childers were tested.


Nunnelee       50% (+8 from Mar. survey)
Childers       42  (-9)

It’s Nunnelee’s poll, and it has a big margin of error, so take it with a grain of salt. Still, this would be one of the first seats to flip in a successful Republican year. An eight-point deficit for Childers in a Republican poll might translate to what, a three-point deficit? Still very bad for an incumbent holding down a recently Republican district.

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