Challenger Joy Hofmeister now has a lead over State Superintendent Janet Barresi, according to the latest News9/News On 6 poll.
The poll, taken June 19-21, shows Hofmeister with a 22-point lead over Barresi, who is seeking her second term. The two were nearly tied in an earlier poll taken May 5-10.
A candidate needs to get more than 50 percent of the votes cast in the June 24 primary to avoid a runoff. The winner of the Republican primary will meet a Democrat in the Nov. 4 general election.
Our latest poll indicates Democrat Freda Deskin has 26.2 percent with a slight lead over John Cox with 19.4 percent. Ivan Holmes has 8.6 percent, Jack Herron has 2.9 percent. The largest number of likely voters, 42.8 percent, are still undecided on the Democrat side.
About the Poll:
SoonerPoll conducted the surveys between June 19 and June 21. Respondents were selected at random using landlines and cell phones. Results were weighted by gender, age, cell phone/landline collection and Congressional district, then stratified using a model of previous primary elections. The Republican poll has a sample of 840 likely voters and a margin of error of plus or minus 3.38 percentage points. The Democrat poll has a sample size of 781 likely voters and a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.