Republican incumbents mostly got what they wanted in their stocking stuffers when Oklahoma City-based Amber Integrated provided some solid poll numbers.
AI’s Dec. 15-19 poll of 500 registered Oklahoma voters shows Gov. Kevin Stitt is the likely leader of 2022 Democratic opponent Joy Hofmeister 47% -32%, and the top two challengers from the most well-known GOPs of US Senator James Lankford to single digits among Republicans. voters.
In a face-to-face meeting, Lankford received the green light from 56% of Republican voters polled, compared to 9% for Senator Nathan Dahm and 8% for Jackson Lahmeyer.
Among all voters, approval of Lankford’s job stood at 48%, with 65% among Republicans.
That compares to an overall approval of 51% for Stitt and 42% for U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe, who is not on the 2022 ballot.
Opinions on Stitt’s performance were sharply divided by party, with Republicans giving him a boost from 69% to 21% and Democrats saying the opposite from 60% to 29%.
The independents were also divided on the question, 37% to 37% with 25% without commitment.
Both Stitt and Hofmeister are expected to outlast their main opponents, although there has been speculation that Hofmeister – until recently a longtime Republican – would struggle to win over Democratic Party regulars.