POLL: Statewide Races All But Decided


Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 9:59 pm
By: News On 6


News On 6

TULSA, OK -- With only a day before Oklahoma votes, some statewide races appear all but decided. But others could be anyone's guess.

The latest Oklahoma Poll with the Tulsa World reveals a mixed bag of big leads and potentially tight races.

For the U.S. Senate seat, incumbent Republican Jim Inhofe leads in the poll of likely voters 52% to 37% in his race against Democrat Andrew Rice. Seven percent are undecided.

Negative ads have flooded the airways in the race for Corporation Commissioner.

Incumbent Democrat Jim Roth holds a 12 point lead over Republican challenger Dana Murphy. But, 28% say they're undecided.

In the other race for Corporation Commissioner, Republican Jeff Cloud has a more than 10 point lead over Democrat Charles Gray. Here, 35% say they don't know how they'll vote.

Two statewide questions on the ballot seem to be headed for an easy victory.

One would allow in-state and out-of-state wine makers to sell directly to retail stores and restaurants.

The other would amend the state constitution to protect the rights of hunters and fishermen.

Both got 70% approval from voters.