Poll: Stitt Holds Slight Edge in Governor’s Race Ahead of Election Day
KOKH - November 8, 2022 6:56 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — New polling shows a tight race for Governor of Oklahoma just one day before voters head to the polls.
Oklahoma-based Ascend Action’s latest numbers show a slight lead for incumbent Republican Kevin Stitt, 49-46, over Democratic challenger Joy Hofmeister. Monday’s poll marks the first time since mid-October Ascend’s numbers showed Stitt with a lead.
“We’re right inside that margin of error, so this race is still anyone’s to grab,” said Hudson Talley, a partner at Ascend.
Stitt’s numbers have climbed seven points from Ascend’s polling on October 14 when data showed he trailed Hofmeister 49-42. Hofmeister’s polling has remained relatively flat, shedding three points over the last three weeks. Talley points to increased ad spending from Stitt and the Republican Governors Association in the run up. But he thinks there’s one big reason the Governor’s numbers have improved down the stretch.