Some of the people we've spoken with are splitting the vote in their households, with one spouse for Lankford and another for Shannon, and they seem to be OK with either candidate.
"Neither [candidate] had much time to differentiate from one another, so Republican voters are looking at two candidates who, even from debates, had tough time differentiating themselves from one another," Shapard said.
But one thing Shapard says he is seeing is that Republican voters prefer a seamless transition from retiring U.S. Senate heavyweight Tom Coburn.
"Maybe you could see some confusion in who to support, but depending on who you are, evangelical or not, you're picking the candidate that you like the most and think litmus test is who is going to vote like Tom Coburn," he said.
Five other candidates received support in the poll, including Randy Brogdon (4.2 percent), Jason Weger (1.5 percent), Kevin Crow (1.4 percent), Eric McCray (0.9 percent) and Andy Craig (0.4 percent).
A candidate needs to get more than 50 percent of the votes cast in the June 24 primary to avoid a runoff. The winner of the Republican primary will meet a Democrat and Independent challenger in the Nov. 4 general election.
There are three Democrats running to replace Sen. Coburn. Our latest poll shows Connie Johnson slightly ahead with 13.2 percent. Patrick Michael Hayes had 6.4 percent and Jim Rodgers had 5.4 percent. However, the largest number is the amount of undecided voters. The poll indicates three out of four likely Democrat voters, or 75.1 percent, are still undecided.
SoonerPoll conducted the surveys between June 19 and June 21. Respondents were selected at random using landlines and cell phones. Results were weighted by gender, age, cell phone/landline collection and Congressional district, then stratified using a model of previous primary elections. The Republican poll has a sample of 840 likely voters and a margin of error of plus or minus 3.38 percentage points. The Democrat poll has a sample size of 781 likely voters and a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
BAHS classrooms have been added so sophomores can attend the main high school campus, and the front corridor of the school is new. It includes a front office, spirit shop, media center and coffee bar.More >>
BAHS classrooms have been added so sophomores can attend the main high school campus, and the front corridor of the school is new. It includes a front office, spirit shop, media center and coffee bar. More >>
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