Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett holds a wide lead over Councilman Ed Shadid in a new poll released Tuesday.
A News 9/Oklahoma Gazette poll found 64 percent of likely voters would choose Cornett, while 19 percent would vote for Shadid, if the election were held today. Retired businessman Joe Sarge Nelson received six percent of likely votes. Phil Hughes, an electrical engineer, received two percent. Meanwhile, nine percent of respondents were still undecided.
"Cornett's support is broad among all major demographical segments, including all three parties, age and political persuasion," said Bill Shapard, CEO of ShapardResearch, who conducted the poll on behalf of News 9 and the Oklahoma Gazette. "Three things are working in Cornett's favor. His term has been favorable to voters -- lacked any real scandal, plus his conservative values reflect that of the electorate, and he has the power of incumbency."