It may be based on a partisan poll, but results of a trial run in a red-state Senate race are surprising bloggers nonetheless: Democrat Ronnie Musgrove leads Sen. Roger WickerRoger Frederick WickerTrump judicial picks face rare GOP opposition Hillicon Valley: Zuckerberg to meet with lawmakers | Big tech defends efforts against online extremism | Trump attends secretive Silicon Valley fundraiser | Omar urges Twitter to take action against Trump tweet Tech giants defend efforts against extremist content MORE (R) in Mississippi, according to a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) poll.

Musgrove has a 48 percent to 40 percent lead over Wicker, who was appointed to succeed former Sen. Trent Lott (R) earlier this year.

DSCC spokesman Matthew Miller noted that Republicans lost Wicker's former House seat last week, when Democrat Travis Childers defeated Republican Greg Davis.