The statewide survey also finds that Sen. Obama is gaining ground in the Tulsa area.

Republican presidential nominee John McCain continues to enjoy a wide lead in Oklahoma despite substantial gains by Democrat Barack Obama in the Tulsa metropolitan area, the latest Oklahoma Poll has found.

In a survey of 357 likely voters statewide, conducted for the Tulsa World and KOTV, channel 6, by SoonerPoll.com of Oklahoma City, 57 percent said they intend to vote for McCain, with 33 percent favoring Obama and 10 percent undecided.

Obama has closed to within eight points of McCain in the seven-county Tulsa metropolitan statistical area after trailing there 60-22 in July and is 15 points down in metro Oklahoma City.

In the rest of the state, though, McCain leads almost three-to-one.

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Bill is the founder of SoonerPoll.com and ShapardResearch, a full service market research firm based in Oklahoma City. Bill began his career in polling after working on a major campaign in Oklahoma from 1996 until founding SoonerPoll in 2004. Under Bill’s leadership, SoonerPoll has become the leading public opinion polling company in the state of Oklahoma conducting more public opinion polls for Oklahoma news media than all other pollsters combined since 2006. Bill’s commitment to go above and beyond the AAPOR ethical guidelines of minimum disclosure ensures that SoonerPoll produces quality results every time. Bill has lectured at Oklahoma State University on developing polling methodologies, data collection processes, and advanced likely voter sampling techniques. Bill also serves as an on-air political commentator for Oklahoma television stations.

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