By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer

Bill Christiansen may not win this year’s mayoral election, but his voters likely will decide who does.

An allocation of Christiansen voters based on Oklahoma Poll questions suggests current Mayor Dewey Bartlett and former Mayor Kathy Taylor begin their campaigns for the November election virtually even.

Taylor finished first in Tuesday’s primary with 42 percent, followed by Bartlett at 34 percent and Christiansen at 23. That result eliminated Christiansen and left the field to Bartlett and Taylor.

The Oklahoma Poll, in a survey conducted June 1-5, asked the 81 self-identified prospective Christiansen voters who their second choice for mayor would be.

Almost half named Bartlett, with Taylor getting 16 percent. Twenty-eight percent didn’t know.

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About the Oklahoma Poll

The poll of 400 likely voters was conducted June 1-5 by, using a random digit-dialing technique that included cellphone and landline telephone numbers. Results were weighted by gender, age and party. The poll was sponsored by the Tulsa World. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

This poll conforms to the Standards of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls. A complete description of the methodology can be found here.

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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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