Special election could lead to runoff

A runoff election could be the deciding factor in the U.S. Senate special election.

In the November 6th election, a candidate must get 50 percent of the votes. A new poll shows Republican Senator Cindy-Hyde Smith got 38 percent of likely voters. GOP state Senator Chris McDaniel got about 15 percent and Democrat Mike Espy about 29 percent.

However, the poll suggests 15 percent of voters are undecided at this time. If no candidate gets 50 percent, the contest would move to a runoff election on November 27th.  That potential race favors Hyde-Smith as she consolidates Republican voters. However, if McDaniel moves to the runoff, Espy appears to have a better chance.

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