By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer

Bill Christiansen may not win this year’s mayoral election, but his voters likely will decide who does.

An allocation of Christiansen voters based on Oklahoma Poll questions suggests current Mayor Dewey Bartlett and former Mayor Kathy Taylor begin their campaigns for the November election virtually even.

Taylor finished first in Tuesday’s primary with 42 percent, followed by Bartlett at 34 percent and Christiansen at 23. That result eliminated Christiansen and left the field to Bartlett and Taylor.

The Oklahoma Poll, in a survey conducted June 1-5, asked the 81 self-identified prospective Christiansen voters who their second choice for mayor would be.

Almost half named Bartlett, with Taylor getting 16 percent. Twenty-eight percent didn’t know.

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About the Oklahoma Poll

The poll of 400 likely voters was conducted June 1-5 by, using a random digit-dialing technique that included cellphone and landline telephone numbers. Results were weighted by gender, age and party. The poll was sponsored by the Tulsa World. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

This poll conforms to the Standards of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls. A complete description of the methodology can be found here.