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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: Fallin Leads Dorman In Race For Governor, But Many Voters Undecided

    on Sep 4, 14 • in Featured, Governor • with No Comments


    BY RICHARD CLARK, NEWSON6.COM OKLAHOMA CITY – An exclusive News 9/News On 6 poll shows incumbent Republican Mary Fallin leading her challenger, Democrat Joe Dorman, in the race for the governor’s seat in the November 4, 2014 election. The poll asked voters who they would cast their ballots for if the election were today and they were standing in the voting booth right now. It shows 50.3 percent of the voters polled would choose Mary Fallin, while 32.1 percent would pick Joe Dorman, who has represented District 65 in the Oklahoma State House since

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  • News9: Russell Leads McAffrey In 5th District Race

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


    BY NEWS9.COM OKLAHOMA CITY -An exclusive News 9 poll shows Republican Steve Russell leads Democrat Al McAffrey in Oklahoma’s 5th District U.S. Representative seat, which includes Oklahoma City. The poll indicates 52.3 percent of likely voters would choose Russell and 29.9 percent would pick McAffrey, if the election were held today. The poll included Independent candidates Robert Murphy (2.1 percent) and Buddy Ray (1.7 percent). About 14 percent of voters are still undecided. Russell and McAffrey won their party’s nomination after defeating opponents in last month’s runoff election. Continued – Click here to read the entire News9 article

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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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  • Poll: Oklahomans Support More Regulation of Wind Energy Development; Oppose Taxpayer Subsidies

    on Jul 17, 14 • in Featured, Statewide • with 5 Comments

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    Results from the latest SoonerPoll indicate that likely Oklahoma voters, who in other polling typically oppose more regulation, believe there is not enough regulation of wind energy development or oversight of wind tax subsidies in the state. Slightly more than two-thirds (68.4%) of Oklahomans support more regulation to ensure wind turbines are properly maintained in order to avoid potential safety hazards, and 62.7 percent support local governments having more input into the development of wind energy in their areas. Voters also want to see the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, which currently oversees all other electrical generating facilities in

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  • Oklahoma Poll: Fallin’s favorability slips

    on Jul 14, 14 • in Featured, Governor, Oklahoma Poll • with No Comments


    By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer The past year has taken a bite out of Gov. Mary Fallin’s approval rating, polling over the past four years indicates. Fallin’s favorability with Oklahoma voters dipped to 52 percent in early June, according to an Oklahoma Poll conducted for the Tulsa World by That represents a new low for Fallin in Tulsa World polling, and a 19-point drop from her high of 73 percent in September. Falling’s rating stood at 71 percent a year ago.   Bill Shapard of said some difficult political situations have likely cooled the enthusiasm

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  • TulsaWorld: Opposition strong to gay marriage, according to poll

    on Jul 1, 14 • in Featured, Oklahoma Poll • with No Comments


    By CURTIS KILLMAN World Staff Writer Two in three Oklahomans oppose gay marriage with areas of greater support for the issue found among Democrats, younger voters and urban area dwellers, according to an Oklahoma Poll. The poll, among 393 likely voters statewide, found that 66 percent answered that they either strongly oppose or somewhat oppose allowing same-sex couples to marry. The poll found that 58.1 percent of those asked said they strongly opposed gay marriage, while 8.1 percent were somewhat opposed to the issue. Poll participant Susan Harrison of Sallisaw said she was strongly opposed

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  • TulsaWorld: Most Oklahomans strongly favor death penalty, poll shows

    on Jun 29, 14 • in Featured, Oklahoma Poll • with No Comments


    By CARY ASPINWALL World Staff Writer & ZIVA BRANSTETTER World Enterprise Editor Most Oklahomans favor the death penalty and find it “morally acceptable,” although a smaller percentage think it deters crime, according to a new Oklahoma Poll. About 74 percent of those surveyed said they favored the death penalty for those convicted of murder. That figure includes about 23 percent of respondents who said they “somewhat favor” the death penalty. Support for the death penalty is higher in Oklahoma than in the nation as a whole. A 2013 Gallup poll found that 60 percent of

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  • News9/Newson6 Poll: Hofmeister Leads Incumbent Barresi in Superintendent Race

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

    hofmeister TULSA, Oklahoma –  Challenger Joy Hofmeister now has a lead over State Superintendent Janet Barresi, according to the latest News On 6/News 9 poll. The poll, taken June 19-21, shows Hofmeister with a 22-point lead over Barresi, who is seeking her second term. The two were nearly tied in an earlier poll taken May 5-10. The latest survey shows Hofmeister with 41.7 percent and Barresi with 19.5 percent. Brian Kelly had 14.1 percent, while nearly one in four likely Republican voters, 24.7 percent, are still undecided. Continued – Click here to read the entire Newson6 article

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  • News9/Newson6 Poll: Front-runners Emerge In Oklahoma’s 5th District Congressional Race

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


    By Nathan Elliott, News 9 OKLAHOMA CITY - Patrice Douglas and Steve Russell have emerged as front-runners in the Republican race for Oklahoma’s 5th District U.S. Representative seat, according to a News 9/News On 6 poll. The June 19-21 survey of 334 likely Republican voters shows Douglas with 22.5 percent and Russell with 18.9 percent or nearly even when factoring in the margin of error. Four other Republicans received support in the poll including Mike Turner (13.1 percent), Clark Jolley (12.3 percent), Shane Jett (5.7 percent) and Harvey Sparks (5.1 percent). However, nearly one quarter of

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