SoonerPoll just released the latest numbers in their polling of candidates in the 2018 elections. The numbers come from data collected earlier this month.
Oklahoma City Mayor, Mick Cornett, has topped the charts at 23.9%. He has spent a massive media budget on TV ads. No one else has poured significant money into the race. Tulsa metro voters were a big target in this ad buy. Cornett leads in Oklahoma City polling. Cornett is a former broadcaster & news anchor.
Lieutenant Governor, Todd Lamb, came in second and dropped to 17.6%, after leading a similar poll last fall with nearly 30%. Lamb has the most consistent support across the state. Lamb has been in government service most of his life. Prior to his current office, he was a state senator from Edmond, OK.
Former Federal Prosecutor, Gary Richardson, has 9% support. Much of that comes from Eastern Oklahoma including Tulsa metro, where he leads in the polls. Richardson championed the effort to strike down tax increases in the State Supreme Court last summer. Richardson's more populist message includes ending the state turnpike system. He is much older than the rest of the field. He will be celebrating his 77th birthday in a couple weeks.
After the top 3 candidates, the rest of the field are each at around 3%. Those include State auditor, Gary Jones, Former Representative, Dan Fisher, and Mortgage Financier, Kevin Stitt.
SoonerPoll.com provides these latest numbers and Bill Shapard announced them in a radio interview with Pat Campbell, on KFAQ Radio, in Tulsa.