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  • News9/Newson6: Inhofe, Lankford With Commanding Lead For U.S. Senate Seats

    on Oct 31, 14 • in Featured, US Senate • with No Comments


    BY NEWS9.COM OKLAHOMA CITY -New poll results show Jim Inhofe and James Lankford have large leads in their U.S. Senate races. According to our exclusive poll, Jim Inhofe has 63 percent of the state’s support right now while Democratic challenger Matt Silverstein has 28 percent. Four percent of voters are still undecided. In the race to fill Senator Tom Coburn’s seat, who is retiring, Republican James Lankford is leading with 59 percent over Democrat Connie Johnson who has 28 percent. Nine percent of voters are undecided. “Democrats have a tough time there competing because they

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  • News9/Newson6: Inhofe, Lankford Have Commanding Leads In US Senate Races

    on Sep 4, 14 • in Featured, US Senate • with No Comments


    BY RICHARD CLARK, NEWSON6.COM OKLAHOMA CITY -An exclusive News 9/News On 6 poll shows Republicans Jim Inhofe and James Lankford hold big leads in their races for U.S. Senate seats. When asked who they would vote for if the election were held today and they were standing in the voting booth, more than half of the voters polled said they would pick both Inhofe and Lankford. Inhofe, who is seeking re-election on November 4, 2014, would get 59.1 percent of the vote. His closest challenger is Democrat Matt Silverstein, an investment planner from Bixby, with

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  • News9/Newson6 Poll: Lankford Gains Lead Over Shannon Before Primary

    on Jun 23, 14 • in Featured, Statewide, US Senate • with No Comments


    TULSA, Oklahoma –  James Lankford now has a lead over T.W. Shannon in a heated race to replace Sen. Tom Coburn, according to a News On 6/News 9 poll. The poll, taken June 19-21, shows Lankford with 43.4 percent and Shannon with 34.9 percent, with 13.3 percent of likely Republican voters still undecided. The latest poll indicates Lankford has gained an eight-point lead over Shannon since a May 5-10 News On 6/News 9 poll showed the two front-runners nearly tied. The newest poll was conducted Thursday-Thursday, shortly after our live debate hosted here at News

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  • Oklahoma Poll: Lankford holds narrow lead over Shannon

    on Jun 22, 14 • in Featured, Oklahoma Poll, US Senate • with No Comments


    By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer Fifth District Congressman James Lankford held a narrow lead over former Oklahoma Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon heading into the final week of their U.S. Senate primary campaign, according to the latest Oklahoma Poll. Lankford led Shannon 41 percent to 38 percent in a survey of 415 likely voters in Tuesday’s election. The survey was conducted June 14-18 by and has a 4.81 percent margin of error. Former state Sen. Randy Brogdon was at 3 percent, with the other four candidates on Tuesday’s ballot totaling 2 percent. Sixteen percent

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  • Tulsa World: Inhofe challengers little threat

    on Jun 22, 14 • in Oklahoma Poll, US Senate • with No Comments


    By Tulsa World Staff Reports Incumbent Jim Inhofe holds a massive lead over four opponents in the state’s full-term U.S. Senate primary, according to the most recent Oklahoma Poll. Inhofe was the choice of 73 percent of those surveyed, and more than 90 percent of those who indicated a preference

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  • NEWS9/NEWS ON 6 POLL: First Independent Polling of Oklahoma’s U.S. Senate Primary

    on May 15, 14 • in Statewide, US Senate • with No Comments - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

    REPUBLICAN PRIMARY: James Lankford and T.W. Shannon Nearly Tied In U.S. Senate Primary By Nathan Elliott, News 9 OKLAHOMA CITY - Congressman James Lankford and former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon share a nearly even lead in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, according to a News 9/News On 6 poll. The survey of 580 likely Republican voters shows 33.8 percent favor Lankford, while 31.9 percent support Shannon. Remaining candidates had single digit support in the poll, including former state senator Randy Brogdon (4.5 percent), college professor Kevin Crow (1.7 percent), paramedic Jason Weger (1.5 percent),

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  • What is Senator Tom Coburn’s brand?

    on Jul 12, 11 • in US Senate • with 1 Comment


    SoonerPoll added a new question to the most recent Quarterly Poll, that is designed to gain an understanding of why likely Oklahoma voters feel the way they do about their elected officials. We asked likely Oklahoma voters “What one word best describes your impression of Tom Coburn?” Results reveal that 37 respondents answered ‘Conservative,’  making it the most popular response.    ‘Good’ and ‘Honest’ were the second and third most popular responses with 33 and 32 respondents respectively. To illustrate these results, all of the responses were entered into a program called Wordle, which creates

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  • Henry, Inhofe, Coburn finish off 2010 with highest marks in years

    on Dec 21, 10 • in Governor, US Senate • with No Comments

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    October and November SoonerPoll numbers find both of Oklahoma’s Republican U.S. senators and the outgoing Democratic Governor currently enjoying their highest approval ratings in recent memory. Senator Tom Coburn’s current approval rating of 69.6 percent is the highest it has been since SoonerPoll began polling on him in January of 2006.   Senator James Inhofe’s approval rating of 64 percent is also his highest on record. Governor Brad Henry’s approval rating has slowly declined since SoonerPoll began polling in 2006.  In October, Henry reached his lowest approval on record of 62.2 percent before surging back

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  • Oklahoma’s US Senators’ approval remains steady

    on May 24, 10 • in Statewide, US Senate • with No Comments

    Oklahoma Republican Sens. Tom Coburn, left, and Jim Inhofe  Photo taken from

    The first SoonerPoll conducted after the passing of the Health Care Reform Law finds steady approval ratings of Oklahoma’s US senators, despite  a national environment of strong anti-incumbent sentiment. Senior Senator James Inhofe’s (R-Tulsa) approval rating remains steady at 61 percent. Senator Tom Coburn’s (R-Muskogee) approval fell 3.5 points to 61.4 percent, down from almost 65 percent approval in January.  The January number was Coburn’s highest approval rating since 2006. “Anti-government and anti-incumbent sentiment in this cycle largely focuses on members who are appropriators or pork-barrellers,” Keith Gaddie Vic President of SoonerPoll observed.  “Senator Inhofe

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  • As cap-and-trade legislation looms Oklahomans weigh in on climate change

    on Apr 21, 10 • in Statewide, US Senate • with 2 Comments


    Results of a recent SoonerPoll show 53.6 percent of Oklahomans do not believe that human activity significantly affects climate change. Debate over global warming and what role humans play in it has resurfaced again and again in the political sphere. The debate is again making national headlines as the U.S. Senate prepares to unveil its new climate change bill sponsored by , in time for Earth Day on April 26. The bill is sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and is expected to include some form of a cap-and-trade

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