Republican incumbent Bill LaFortune and Democrat Kathy Taylor held double-digit leads in their respective races entering the final week of the primary campaign for mayor, according to an Oklahoma Poll conducted Feb. 24-26.

The telephone poll, sponsored by the Tulsa World and KOTV-Channel 6, surveyed 502 likely voters in Tuesday’s Democratic primary and 515 likely voters in the Republican primary. The poll has a 4.5 percent margin of error.

LaFortune led the three-way GOP race with 37.5 percent to 19 percent for City Councilor Chris Medlock and 14 percent for County Commissioner Randi Miller. A sizable 29 percent remained undecided.

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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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