US House
May 16, 2014
Bill Shapard

NEWS9/NEWS ON 6 POLL: First Independent Polling of Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District Primaries

Oklahoma's 5th District GOP Primary Race Up For Grabs

By Nathan Elliott, News 9

A new poll reveals no clear front-runner in the Republican race for Oklahoma's 5th District U.S. Representative seat, six weeks from the June 24 primary.

A News 9 survey of 671 likely Republican voters shows three candidates received double-digit support in the poll, including Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas (11.6 percent), state Sen. Clark Jolley (11.4 percent) and state Rep. Mike Turner (11.2 percent).

Three candidates had single-digit support, including former state Sen. Steve Russell (7.4 percent), former state Rep. Shane Jett (5.5 percent) and former congressional staff member Harvey Sparks (3.7 percent).

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Nearly half, 49.1 percent, are still undecided, according to the poll.

"This race is up for grabs," said Bill Shapard, CEO of "Voters are unaware of these candidates for the most part."

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Sen. Al McAffrey Slightly Ahead in 5th District Democrat Primary, Most Undecided

OKLAHOMA CITY -  State Sen. Al McAffrey has a slight lead in the Democrat race for Oklahoma's 5th District U.S. Representative seat, according to a News 9 poll, but most voters are still undecided.

The survey of 674 likely Democrat voters indicates 15.7 percent support McAffrey, 11.3 percent favor UCO professor Tom Guild and 8.4 percent support Leona Leonard, chair of the Seminole County Democratic Party.

Nearly two-thirds of likely voters, 64.6 percent, are undecided, according to the poll.

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"[Democratic candidates] are struggling right now, with not only getting the name recognition into the district, but there's also just a high level of disengagement among Democrats here in ‘red' Oklahoma," said Bill Shapard, CEO of

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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.