Let’s work together for joint goals

Published 6:00 am Sunday, March 6, 2016

A recent poll release by Y’all Politics conducted by Magellan Strategies BR polled how Mississippi voters would vote if the presidential election were held today. To no surprise, Mississippians would vote along party lines for the next president of the United States.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were winning by large margins in Mississippi and were ahead by a large margin along demographic and voter type.

Trump support stood at 41 percent with Ted Cruz second at 17 percent, followed by Marco Rubio with 16 percent. John Kasich had 8 percent and Ben Carson had 6 percent.

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Hillary Clinton had a 66-point lead among black voters. Clinton had 65 percent of the votes compared to Bernie Sanders’ 11 percent, with 24 percent still undecided.

The poll also addressed three other key topics of conversation:

Republicans would vote 79 percent to wait until the next president’s nomination before filling the Scalia U.S. Supreme Court vacancy. Democrats want President Obama to go ahead and fill the vacancy by a 73 percent to 19 percent margin.

Regarding the state flag, Republicans were opposed to changing the flag 61 percent to 20 percent, with 15 percent undecided. Democrat voters would support changing the flag 49 percent to 19 percent, with 24 percent undecided.

On the issue of a gas tax to raise revenue for roads and transportation, both Republicans and Democrats voted in favor of a gas tax.

With so much uncertainty surrounding the presidential elections, maybe Mississippians need to push the gas tax through to support our road and transportation system since this is the only area that both parties can agree.