Mississippi Primary Facts and Figures

Compiled by the U.S.News & World Report library staff.

By SHARE

Compiled by the U.S.News & World Report library staff

Presidential Primary Winners

Democrats

  • 1988 Jesse Jackson
  • 1992 Bill Clinton
  • 1996 Unopposed—Bill Clinton
  • 2000 Al Gore
  • 2004 John Kerry

Republicans

  • 1988 George H. W. Bush
  • 1992 George H. W. Bush
  • 1996 Bob Dole
  • 2000 George W. Bush
  • 2004 Unopposed—George W. Bush

Sources:
Associated Press
Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections
Mississippi Secretary of State
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Voter Registration Data

1,780,000 registered voters as of November 2007

Sources:
Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.)
U.S. Census Bureau

General Election Winners

  • 1988 George H. W. Bush
  • 1992 George H. W. Bush
  • 1996 Bob Dole
  • 2000 George W. Bush
  • 2004 George W. Bush

Sources:
Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections
CNN

Exit Poll Demographics

2004 Election

Gender

  • Male:  47%
  • Female:  53%

Race

  • White:  65%
  • African-American:  34%
  • Latino:  0%

Age

  • 18-29:  20%
  • 30-44:  29%
  • 45-59:  29%
  • 60 and older:  23%

Source: CNN

3 Things You Didn't Know About Mississippi Primaries and Elections

1. Home buyers in Mississippi are able to register to vote during the closing process of buying their home. "Move the Vote" was started in 2003 by the state auditor's office, the Mississippi Association of Realtors, and the secretary of state's office. The real-estate agent can complete the voter registration form while preparing the closing documents. The home buyer signs the form, and then it is mailed to the office of the local circuit clerk.

2. The state of Mississippi hosted caucuses until 1988, when it held its first presidential primary.

3. In the past seven presidential elections, the people of Mississippi have voted for Republicans. Jimmy Carter was the last Democrat they voted for—in the 1976 election.

Sources:
Mississippi Secretary of State
Mississippi Business Journal
Gannett News Service
Associated Press
Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections