Oklahoma Poll
July 25, 2010
Bill Shapard

Fallin, Edmondson have leads in poll

Likely voters appear to be undecided about other state races.

Republican Mary Fallin and Democrat Drew Edmondson held comfortable leads heading into the final week of their respective gubernatorial primary campaigns, according to an Oklahoma Poll of 755 likely voters conducted July 16-21.

Fallin led her chief Republican rival, state Sen. Randy Brogdon, by 38 percentage points; Edmondson pulled to a 49 percent to 33 percent lead on Lt. Gov. Jari Askins.

"In all the polling that's been done, Askins has not been able to get more than about a third," said Bill Shapard, president of SoonerPoll.com, which conducted the survey for the Tulsa World.

Edmondson and Askins were about 10 points apart in a January Oklahoma Poll, and other polling since then indicated an even closer race, especially after Edmondson, the current attorney general, advised the governor and Legislature against joining a lawsuit against federal health-care reform.

Fallin was the choice of 56 percent of the 340 Republicans surveyed, down 12 points from January.

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Bill Shapard
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Bill Shapard

Bill is the founder of SoonerPoll.com 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.