Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is in a near-tie with potential general election opponent Hillary Clinton in the traditionally Republican state of Mississippi, according to a new poll.
According to the Mason-Dixon poll, Trump leads Clinton by only three points, 46-43, in the deep red state, which has voted Republican in every presidential election since 1980.
Both Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich lead the former secretary of state by comfortable margins. Cruz currently leads Clinton by an 11-point margin 51-40, while Kasich tops the Democratic front-runner by 15 points, 52-37.
Throughout his campaign, Trump has talked up his ability to put new states into play for Republicans if he were to win the nomination, pointing to Rust Belt and Mid-Atlantic states that have long voted Democratic in presidential elections.
But Mississippi is the second solid Republican state that could potentially give Clinton a look in a general election matchup with Trump. According to a poll in mid-March, Trump is also in a statistical tie with Clinton in Utah, and trails by two points, 38-36.
Both Trump and Clinton took home the Mississippi primary on March 8. While Trump beat Cruz by only 11 percent, Clinton steamrolled Sen. Bernie Sanders with 82 percent of the vote.