Democrats lead for five state offices as campaign winds down

Democrats lead for five of seven “down-ticket” state offices, including lieutenant governor, but most races remain competitive heading into the final days of the campaign, according to an Oklahoma Poll of likely voters.

Only two candidates for a state office other than governor, Attorney General Drew Edmondson and Treasurer Scott Meacham, were favored by more than half the 547 respondents to the Oct. 19-23 survey, and the share of undecided voters remained high in most races.

The poll did not include state superintendent of public instruction, where Democratic incumbent Sandy Garrett faces token opposition.

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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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