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Oklahoma Senate

Candidates

James Inhofe*

James Inhofe* (R)*

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Andrew Rice

Andrew Rice (D)

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Polling Data

PollDateSampleInhofe (R)Rice (D)Spread
Final Results----56.739.2Inhofe +17.5
RCP Average9/11 - 10/19--54.037.3Inhofe +16.7
SurveyUSA10/18 - 10/19561 LV5139Inhofe +12
Research 20009/16 - 9/18600 LV5634Inhofe +22
Rasmussen9/11 - 9/11500 LV5539Inhofe +16

All Oklahoma Senate Polling Data

Race Summary

Inhofe is heavily favored to retain his seat for a third full term. Inhofe won a special election in 1994 to fill the remaining two years of Democratic Sen. Dave Boren\'s term, and has won 57% in both his re-elections since.

Gov. Brad Henry, who won 67% in his 2006 re-election, declined to challenge Inhofe, leaving state Sen. Andrew Rice as the Democratic challenger.

Demographics

Population (2007 est.): 3,617,316 
Registered Voters: Dem 50.1% | Rep 39.1% | Other 10.8%
Occupation: Blue Collar 26.7% | White Collar 56.9% | Gray Collar 16.4%
Race: White 74.1% | Native American 7.7% | Black 7.5% | Hispanic 5.2%

Previous Election Results

Senate
2004: Coburn (R) 53, Carson (D) 41
2002: Inhofe (R) 57, Walters (D) 36
1998: Nickles (R) 66, Carroll (D) 31
1996: Inhofe (R) 57, J. Boren (D) 40

President
2004: Bush (R) 66, Kerry (D) 34
2000: Bush (R) 60, Gore (D) 38
1996: Dole (R) 48, Clinton (D) 40

Polling Data

PollDateSampleInhofe (R)Rice (D)Spread
Final Results----56.739.2Inhofe +17.5
RCP Average9/11 - 10/19--54.037.3Inhofe +16.7
SurveyUSA10/18 - 10/19561 LV5139Inhofe +12
SurveyUSA9/28 - 9/29656 LV5337Inhofe +16
Research 20009/16 - 9/18600 LV5634Inhofe +22
Rasmussen9/11 - 9/11500 LV5539Inhofe +16
SurveyUSA9/5 - 9/7652 LV5634Inhofe +22
Benenson Strat. (D)8/12 - 8/14600 LV5041Inhofe +9
Sooner Poll7/19 - 7/23750 LV5230Inhofe +22
Research 20006/9 - 6/11600 LV5331Inhofe +22