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August 04, 2008

Inhofe Looks OK

Not every Republican Senator running for re-election this year is in trouble, as a new poll conducted for the Tulsa World shows Oklahoman Jim Inhofe in good position to keep his job for another six years. While Washington may not be popular these days, the Senior Sooner boasts an approval rating of 61%.

The Oklahoma Poll, conducted 7/19-23, surveyed 750 likely voters for a margin of error of +/- 3.6%. Inhofe and State Senator Andrew Rice were tested among a sample made up of 53% self-identified Democrats, 42% self-identified Republicans and 5% independents.

General Election Matchup
Inhofe.........52 (-8 from last, 12/07)
Rice............30 (+11)

McCain........56
Obama........24

The Democratic sample looks high, but voter registration in Oklahoma shows just over 50% signed up as Democrats while 39% checked the Republican box. Inhofe and Rice both easily won their primaries last Tuesday.