Skip to main content

According to a Rasumssen Reports' poll (July 18, 2014) Oklahoma Republican Gov Mary Fallin is in a surprisingly close contest for reelection (she got 60% of the vote in her 2010 election.  A new statewide telephone survey of 750 Likely Oklahoma Voters finds Fallin with 45% support to unknown Dem state Rep Joe Dorman’s 40%.

Forty-nine percent (49%) of all voters in the state now approve (20% strongly)of the job Fallin is doing as governor, while 48% disapprove (28% strongly).

Fallin is now viewed Very Favorably by 25% of Oklahoma voters and Very Unfavorably by 29%.

Gov Fallin was seen as allied with Republican Secretary of Education, a Dentist Janet Berrisi (she started 2 charter schools), a very unpopular Ed Secretary and she has flipped-flopped on Common Core.  In the 2014 Republican primary Berrisi came in THIRD and didn't make the general election (unknown Republican Joy Hofmeister got 58%).
http://newsok.com/...

Gov Fallin meets regularly with ALEC to discuss legislation.  Gov Fallin has had her veto overridden by a overwhelmingly conservative  Republican House and a filibuster-proof Senate.  Gov Fallin said she would create a ACA exchange then changed her mind.  She refused Medicaid money and the poor received less health care.  

She left the state to go on vacation last year and didn't meet Pres Obama at the Oklahoma City adjacent Tinker AF Base.  This is seen by even some conservatives as not respecting The Office of the President.  A Republican told me "I don't like him either but that was her job.  Respect the Office of the President".

This ALEC stuff may be really hurting her.

The unknown Rep Dorman is making this a close race.  Dorman had a internal poll that showed him within 6 points, but "internal poll" means little.  Rasmussen confirms his internal poll.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/...

Originally posted to Churchill on Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 04:12 PM PDT.

Also republished by American Legislative Transparency Project.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site