It’s a good morning for Chris McDaniel and liberty.
First, as Breitbart reports, McDaniel holds a slight lead a couple weeks ahead of his runoff with Thad Cochran.
The survey’s results, announced on Saturday, show McDaniel with a 50.6 percent to 47.6 percent lead over Cochran, with 1.8 percent undecided. The survey was conducted on Thursday — two days after McDaniel bested Cochran in the popular vote with neither candidate topping 50 percent, forcing the race into a runoff — and it polled 832 likely GOP voters.
One challenge that the article mentions however is the youth vote:
While McDaniel picks up some support from Cochran’s youth voters — 29 percent of 18-35 year-olds say they’ll vote for McDaniel in the runoff — Cochran still has an overwhelming 71 percent of support from 18 to 35 year-old voters.
That poll was taken just two days after the primary. However, it is very possible that McDaniel’s numbers with the youth vote can substiantially improve after just recently picking up the endorsement of Ron Paul, who’s always done well with the youth vote in Republican primaries.
Add libertarian hero Ron Paul to the growing list of conservative and Tea Party leaders joining the upstart campaign of State Sen. Chris McDaniel, who shocked the Washington GOP establishment by besting longtime Sen. Thad Cochran in a primary last week.
“Chris McDaniel has been a fighter in the Mississippi Senate for smaller government and more personal liberties. We need Chris McDaniel in the U.S. Senate and I am proud to endorse his campaign,” said Paul in a release from McDaniel’s campaign.
Paul joins several other critics of the mainstream GOP and Washington backing McDaniel, including Sarah Palin, the Tea Party Express, Tea Party Patriots, FreedomWorks, former Sen. Rick Santorum, conservative leaders Gary Bauer and Phyllis Schlafly and media personalities Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham and Glenn Beck.
This is going to be a big push for Chris McDaniel with the Tea Party truly unified behind one candidate. Hopefully, this race will inspire all aspects of the Tea Party to get behind one candidate in other races coming up including T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma.