About the poll
The Winthrop University poll was conducted between Oct. 22 and Nov. 5. It surveyed 830 respondents from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The overall margin of error was plus/minus 3.4 percent for all respondents. Among whites the margin was plus/minus 4 percent and among African-Americans, plus/minus 7.7 percent.