Thursday, June 21, 2018

Fisher touts online poll showing him in second

Dan Fisher's campaign is out with the following press release, touting his second-place showing in an online poll conducted by

WesternJournal is a conservative news site that, to be honest, borders on "clickbait" sometimes. I saw and took this poll after seeing it advertised on Facebook, which is more along the lines of a large straw poll than a traditional scientific survey. Anyway, here's the release and figures:

Fisher Groundswell Grows
New survey shows Dan Fisher in 2nd place

(El Reno, Ok.) - A new survey of 1,101 in the Oklahoma Governor's race shows former state Rep. Dan Fisher moving into second place. The survey was released June 19th by The Western Journal ,a news and political website based in Phoenix, Arizona,

The results were as follows:

Kevin Stitt 23.5 %
Dan Fisher 14.5%
Mick Cornett 13.9%
Todd Lamb 10.7%
Gary Richardson 8.8%
Gary Jones 6%
Undecided 20.7%

With such a large number of undecided the race is very much up for grabs. If no candidate receives 50% of the vote the top two vote getters will advance to a run-off in August. However, Fisher saw the most upward movement of any candidate in the race. Fisher surpassed Todd Lamb and Mick Cornett, previously considered the front runners in the race. The details and questions of the survey can be found here:

Fisher also enjoyed a victory in the straw poll of the Tulsa Area Republican Assembly. Among the organization members  52% preferred Fisher in the Governor’s race.  No formal endorsement was issued because the organization by-laws require a two-thirds majority to endorse. The results were as follows:

Dan Fisher 52%
Gary Richardson 29%
Kevin Stitt 14%
Todd Lamb 4%

Once described by the Tulsa World as “the darkest of dark horses“ in the governor’s race, Fisher has shown strong support at the grassroots level in several recent straw polls. Fisher appears to be peaking at the right time, with the election next Tuesday


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