It’s the economy…and inflation, Oklahoma. This is what likely GOP primary voters said in a just-released News 9 / News On 6 poll.
The poll asked 306 Oklahomans about their preferences for governor, both U.S. Senate races and more. One of the questions was, “What do you believe is the most important issue facing Oklahomans today?” ‘Inflation’ led the pack with 33.8% of answers, followed closely by ‘economy / jobs’ at 27.9%.
Education finished third in this poll with 19%. While it was clear that what happens in the classroom was important to Oklahomans, the poll was even more clear that likely GOP primary voters were undecided about whom to support for state Superintendent of Public Instruction. John Cox (9.9%) currently holds a slight edge over Ryan Walters (6.8%) and April Grace (5.6%). However, 77.2% of those polled said they were undecided.
Other topics of importance to Oklahomans included ‘high taxes’ (7.3%), ‘election integrity’ (5.5%), ‘roads and bridges’ (3.4%) and ‘COVID’ (.6%).
Oklahoma’s primary election is set for June 28, and a runoff, if necessary, would happen August 23. The state’s general election will be November 8.