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Mississippi 2nd District - Marcy vs. Thompson

Candidates

Bill Marcy

Bill Marcy (R)

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Bennie Thompson

Bennie Thompson (D)*

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RCP Ranking:
2010 Key Races:
MS-1 | MS-4

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2008:
President | Senate | MS-1
2006: Senate
2004: President

Polling Data

PollDateSampleMarcy (R)Thompson (D)Spread
Final Results----37.661.5Thompson +23.9
MS2

Race Analysis

10/27/10 -- This is a heavily Democratic, African American district, although the actual electorate is much less so.  Bennie Thompson won it in a 1993 special election, but has actually had some close calls in his career where he fell below 60 percent of the vote.  His opponent, Bill Marcy, has produced some polling purporting to show him within the error margin of Thompson.  But make no mistake, it would be a major upset for Thompson to lose.

Previous Election Results

  2008: Thompson (D) 69%, Cook (R) 31%   2008: Obama (D) 66%, McCain (R) 33
  2006: Thompson (D) 64%, Brown (R) 36%   2004: Kerry (D) 58%, Bush (R) 40%
  2004: Thompson (D) 58%, LeSueur (R) 41%   2000: Gore (D) 57%, Bush (R) 41%