October 23, 2016
Bill Shapard

Oklahoman: Trump solidifies lead in Oklahoma, poll shows

By Silas Allen, The Oklahoman

Just two weeks before Election Day, Donald Trump's lead continues to solidify in Oklahoma, a new poll shows.

Despite crumbling support from party leaders, the release of a recording in which Trump can be heard making lewd comments and several women coming forward with accusations of sexual misconduct, the Republican presidential nominee maintains a 30-point lead in Oklahoma over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Trump's margin has widened in Oklahoma since mid-September, even as Clinton's lead has expanded in national polls.

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[QUESTION] If you were standing in the voting booth right now and had to make a choice for president, for whom would you vote?

1. Hillary Clinton 29.6
2. Donald Trump 59.6
3. Gary Johnson 4.5
4. Undecided 6.3

About the Poll, Oklahoma’s public opinion pollster, asked these questions of Oklahoma likely voters as part of the SoonerPoll Quarterly Poll and commissioned by the Oklahoman.

The scientific study was conducted from October 18-20, 2016 with 530 likely Oklahoma voters selected at random statewide from a tri-frame of both landline telephone and cell phones, plus a online panel from Research Now. The sample was weighted by age, political party, 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 attending religious services once or more per week. The study has a Margin of Error (MoE) of ± 4.26 percent.

This poll not only conforms to the Standards of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls but exceeds the standard disclosure with a Call Disposition and Rate Calculation Report. A complete description of the methodology can be found here.

The poll's Call Disposition and Rate Calculation Report can be viewed here.  A beta version of the Weighting Table Report can be viewed 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.