June 17, 2023
Bill Shapard

Strong Majority of Oklahomans Think Hillary Clinton Should be Indicted

More than six-in-ten likely voting Oklahomans believe Hillary Clinton should be indicted for the alleged possession and destruction of classified documents on her personal server. This comes in the wake of both Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden being investigated for possession of classified documents at their residences.

As previously posted, neither a majority believed that Trump or Biden should be indicted for the possession of classified documents, but for Hillary Clinton the polls results change quickly. It should be noted that all three questions were asked on the same poll and among the same probability sample of likely voting Oklahomans.

[QUESTION] "Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the alleged possession and destruction of classified documents on her personal server."

  1. Should be indicted 61.4%
  2. Should NOT be indicted 25.5
  3. Don't know 13.1

An overwhelming 87.5 percent of Republicans believe Clinton should be indicted, along with 45.1 percent of Independents and 16.3 percent of Democrats. Compared to Biden, Republicans were 25 points more likely to want to indict Clinton, and Democrats were roughly four points more likely to want to indict Clinton.

While liberals were overwhelming against a Clinton indictment and conservatives were, 46.1 percent of moderates believed Clinton should be indicted and 34.4 percent believed she shouldn't.

A majority of every educational subset supported a Clinton indictment, with the least being among those with a post graduate degree (50.7 percent).

A similar and yet still strong majority of both men and women supported a Clinton indictment, with 61.3 percent among men and 61.6 percent among women.

In all five Oklahoma congressional districts, a majority supported an indictment as well, with the least in Oklahoma's fourth district (52.3 percent) which is the home of the University of Oklahoma. The strongest support for a Clinton indictment came from the rural Republican-rich 2nd District, but even the more moderate-voting 5th congressional district supported a Clinton indictment with 61.3 percent.

Older likely voters were much likely to support a Clinton indictment than younger voters with 61.5 percent of those age 55-64 and 67.6 percent of those 65 and older. Those 55 and older make up 58 percent of the population of likely voters in the state.

About the Poll, Oklahoma’s public opinion pollster, asked these questions of Oklahoma likely voters.

The scientific study was conducted from June 1-4, 2023 with 302 likely Oklahoma voters selected at random statewide from SoonerPoll's proprietary online panel. The sample was weighted by education, age, 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 ±5.65 percent.

A complete description of the methodology can be found here.

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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.