According to a poll released today by Harper Polling, Congressman James Lankford leads state house Speaker T.W. Shannon 54% to 18% in the race to replace Sen. Tom Coburn.
From Harper Polling:
Lankford’s advantage is driven by his popularity in the Oklahoma City media market where he leads House Speaker T.W. Shannon 77-9%.
In the state's other large media market Tulsa, Shannon trails by just 3%.
The poll included a hypothetical scenario with former congressman J.C. Watts as a candidate. Watts led with 40% to Lankford's 37% and Shannon's 8%.
Read more details here.
Also included in the poll, but barely a blip on the radar at 1%-2%, was no-name Republican candidate Jason Weger. Weger is openly homosexual, a paramedic in Norman, and a student at the University of Oklahoma.