July 29, 2010

Rasmussen Reports: Fallin 57%, Askins 36%

Today, the Rasmussen Reports, a well-respected and nationally known polling firm, released its first post-primary poll results in the Oklahoma gubernatorial race.

In the survey, Rasmussen found that Mary Fallin led Jari Askins 57 percent to 36 percent.  Additionally, Rasmussen found:

“Republican Congresswoman Mary Fallin holds a sizable lead over Democratic Lieutenant Governor Jari Askins in Rasmussen Reports' first post-primary look at the race for governor of Oklahoma. The winner will be the state's first woman governor. Fallin, the winner of a four-way GOP Primary contest on Tuesday, now earns 57% of the vote to Askins’ 36%. …
“Eighty-six percent (86%) of Republicans support Fallin, while just 66% of Democrats have rallied to Askins thus far. …
“For Askins, the race is clearly an uphill battle in a conservative, Republican-leaning state where opposition to the national health care bill and to the federal challenge of Arizona's immigration law are well above findings nationally. Oklahoma voters also hold a pessimistic view of where the economy is headed. All these issues are creating a difficult environment for Democrats nationally.”
Click here to read more about the poll results.