The governor was favored by 68 percent to Ernest Istook’s 25 percent.

Gov. Brad Henry started his re-election campaign far ahead of Republican Ernest Istook and appears to be pulling away, according to the most recent Oklahoma Poll.

More than 68 percent of 500 likely voters, surveyed statewide Oct. 19-23, said they intend to vote for the Democratic incumbent in the Nov. 7 general election. More than 80 percent approved of Henry’s job performance, the highest rating in the nearly 14 years the poll has been conducted.

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Bill is the founder of 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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