September 20, 2022
Bill Shapard

Kim David Leads in Race for Corporation Commission

State Senator Kim David has a 23-point lead in her race for the Corporate Commission against her Democratic challenger in the most recent SoonerPoll.


The poll was commissioned by News9 and Newson6 in Tulsa among 402 likely voters selected at random in the state.

[QUESTION] If the upcoming November election for CORPORTATION COMMISSION was held TODAY and you were in the voting booth right now and had to make a choice, for whom would you vote?

1.  Kim David: 50.3%
2.  Margaret Bowman: 28.6
3.  Ray Woods: 3.8
4.  Don’t Know/Undecided: 17.3

David leads among men and women voters by double digits, by 22.4 points among men and by 21.2 points with women.

David is also capturing 82.6 percent of her own party's vote and 4.2 percent of Democrats, while only losing 5.1 percent of Republicans to her Democratic opponent. Just over 17 percent of Democrats and 11.9 percent of Republicans are still undecided.

Among conservatives, David performs well, even picking up just about a third of moderates. Bowman, the Democratic candidate, is also getting about a third of moderates while the last third remain undecided.

David is besting her Democratic challenger in every congressional district by double digits.

About the Poll, Oklahoma’s public opinion pollster, asked these questions of Oklahoma likely voters in an exclusive poll for News9 and Newson6 in Tulsa.

The scientific study was conducted from September 2-7, 2022 with 402 likely Oklahoma voters selected at random statewide from a dual-frame of both landline and SoonerPoll's proprietary online panel. The landline sample was collected using IVR (Interactive Voice Response). The sample was weighted by age, party, gender, and congressional district in order to reflect the Oklahoma likely voter population for a general election. The weighting was conducted using a 'layered technique.'

The sample reflects the traditional demographical profile of the Oklahoma likely voter with roughly half of respondents identifying as conservative and nearly a third identifying as Moderate. The study has a Margin of Error (MoE) of ±4.89 percent.

A complete description of the methodology can be found here.

Bill Shapard
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Bill Shapard

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 major campaigns for both Republicans and Democrats in Oklahoma from 1996 until founding SoonerPoll in 2004.