Mississippi State is the favorite in-state school in the state of Mississippi, according to a recent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling. The Bulldogs drew 37% of the vote as the favorite school among voters, while Ole Miss took in 23%, and Southern Miss 15%. Of course, it should be noted that these percentages comes from a poll conducted among 500+ voters, so that
may is not necessarily representative of a state of nearly 3 million people. Still, small victories! It should also be noted that 23% of voters said they weren't sure, which could mean they're MSU fans upset with the season, or maybe they're Southern Miss fans in hiding. I wonder where this poll was taken? Definitely not north Jackson.
Some other interesting facts from the poll:
- Of Mississippi State fans polled, 48% approve of the job Dan Mullen has done, while 18% don't, and 35% are unsure.
- Also in a poll of MSU fans, 56% think Dan Mullen should return in 2014, while 16% think he should not, and 28% aren't sure.
- Oh, and 66% of the state has a favorable opinion of Archie Manning. Seriously, that was a poll question.
- Ted Cruz leads among potential 2016 presidential candidates for Mississippians. Come on, for real?!