May 20, 2022
Andrew Speno

News9/Newson6 Poll: Stitt Dominates in the Republican Primary for Governor

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt is showing an overwhelming lead above his Republican gubernatorial primary challengers in the latest data results from SoonerPoll. Governor Stitt faces three opponents for the GOP nomination in the June 28th primary election. However, none of the three candidates appears to pose a serious political threat.

SoonerPoll surveyed 302 likely Republican primary voters across the state. If the election were held today, Stitt would command 66.7% of the vote compared to all three of his opponents garnering a combined vote of less than 10%. Only 24.1% of GOP voters are still undecided.


[QUESTION] If the Republican Primary election for Governor was today and you were standing in the voting booth right now, for whom would you vote?

1.  Kevin Stitt: 66.7%
2.  Mark Sherwood: 4.6
3.  Joel Kintsel: 3.5
4.  Moira McCabe: 1.2
6.  Undecided: 24.1

 During Governor Stitt’s previous primary race in 2018, he was polling in third place at this stage of the primary campaign. Stitt’s popularity has clearly risen among Republican voters as evidenced by his high approval ratings.

In this survey, SoonerPoll discovered Governor Stitt’s approval rating among likely GOP voters is a combined 77.7%. Thirty-seven percent of respondents find him very favorable and 40.7% rate Stitt somewhat favorable.

About the Poll, Oklahoma’s public opinion pollster, conducted the poll of Oklahoma likely REPUBLICAN VOTERS for a primary election.  The poll was commissioned by News9 in Oklahoma City and Newson6 in Tulsa.

The scientific study was conducted April 25-May 11, 2022 with 306 likely Republican voters selected at random statewide from a tri-frame of cell phones and landline telephones, and SoonerPoll's proprietary Oklahoma Voter Panel. Cell phone and landline participants were collected by live interviewer and panelist participants were collected through texts and emails. The sample was weighted by age and congressional district in order to reflect the Oklahoma likely Republican voter population. The weighting was conducted using a 'layered technique.'  The study has a Margin of Error (MoE) of ±5.6 percent.

A complete description of the methodology can be found here.

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