Clinton, Huckabee ahead in Oklahoma poll

THE RACE: The presidential race for Republicans, Democrats in Oklahoma, which holds its presidential primary on Feb. 5.


Hillary Rodham Clinton, 34 percent

John Edwards, 25 percent

Barack Obama, 15 percent

Don't know/refused, 20 percent



Mike Huckabee, 29 percent

John McCain, 17 percent

Rudy Giuliani, 11 percent

Mitt Romney, 9 percent

Fred Thompson, 8 percent

Don't know/refused 22 percent



Huckabee was favored in a head-to-head matchup with Clinton, 56 percent to 35 percent, in this heavily Republican state. Clinton also trailed McCain (61-31), Romney (51-30), and Giuliani (50-38). Edwards led against Romney (50-37), appeared slightly ahead of Giuliani (48-42) and was about even with Huckabee, but was 11 percentage points behind McCain. Oklahoma has not supported a Democrat in a presidential election since Lyndon Johnson in 1964.


The telephone poll, done for the Tulsa World and television station KOTV by Sooner, was conducted Dec. 16-19. It has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points for the 745 registered voters surveyed. For questions asked of 338 Republicans only, the error margin was plus or minus 5.3 percentage points. For questions asked of 380 Democrats only, the error margin was plus or minus 5 percentage points.

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