By Nathan Elliott, News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett held onto a sizeable lead over his challengers in a new poll released Sunday.

Sixty-three percent of likely voters said they would re-elect Cornett to a fourth term. That figure was virtually unchanged from an earlier poll taken February 17-19.

Councilman Ed Shadid gained six percentage points over the last few weeks. In the current poll, 25 percent of likely voters support the Ward 2 councilman in his bid to become mayor.

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About the News9/Oklahoma Gazette Poll

The poll of 513 likely Oklahoma City voters was conducted February 27 – March 1 by ShapardResearch/, using a dual frame of randomly selected landlines and cell phones.  Landlines were administered by IVR (Interactive Voice Response) and cell phones by live interviewer. Results were weighted by sex and age, and stratified using a model of previous city mayoral elections. The poll was sponsored by News9 and the Oklahoma Gazette. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.32 percentage points.

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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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