OKLAHOMA CITY -An exclusive News 9/News On 6 poll shows Republicans Jim Inhofe and James Lankford hold big leads in their races for U.S. Senate seats.

When asked who they would vote for if the election were held today and they were standing in the voting booth, more than half of the voters polled said they would pick both Inhofe and Lankford.

Inhofe, who is seeking re-election on November 4, 2014, would get 59.1 percent of the vote. His closest challenger is Democrat Matt Silverstein, an investment planner from Bixby, with 27.4 percent.

Independent Ray Woods would get 1.7 percent, as would Independent Aaron Delozier. Independent Joan Farr would get 1.2 percent of the vote.

In the race to replace retiring Senator Tom Coburn, M.D., fellow Republican James Lankford would get 58.2 percent of the vote. Lankford has represented Oklahoma’s 5th District in the U.S. House since 2011.

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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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