With Republicans embroiled in a hot run-off election to be decided August 28th, the Right Strategy Group surveyed both the secondary GOP contest and the general election. According to the survey (8/1-2; 737 OK likely general election voters; 385 OK likely Republican run-off voters), a dead heat would exist between former Attorney General Drew Edmondson (D) and each of the remaining GOP candidates. Paired with Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett (R), Mr. Edmondson and he are tied at 39% apiece. If businessman Kevin Stitt were to become the GOP nominee, the former state AG would lead this pairing, 41-40%.
In the Republican run-off, it is the businessman, Mr. Stitt, who holds a 41-32% advantage over Mayor Cornett.
Weighing on the Republicans is poor feelings about the current Governor and legislature. Term-limited Gov. Mary Fallin (R) has among the worst approval ratings in the country, and the Right Strategy data finds her with an odious 11:80% positive or negative ratio. The Republican controlled state legislature is also poorly viewed: 19:65% positive to negative. Tax and education policies have been the reason for the state’s rough political waters.
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