The exclusive News9/Oklahoma Gazette poll, released Sunday, shows almost no change from a poll taken a week ago in Cornetts support, while Ed Shadid drew some votes away from other candidates.
The Feb. 27-March 1 tally put Cornett in the lead with 63 percent. Candidate Ed Shadid gained six points over the Feb. 17-19 poll, and his latest result shows 25 percent of likely voters would vote for Shadid, up from 19 percent.
Joe Sarge Nelson dropped from 6 to 1 percent, Phil Hughes dropped from 2 to 1 percent, and unsure voters were unchanged at 9 percent.
The polls revealed that the Oklahoma City mayoral race is indeed nonpartisan so much so that respondents often didnt know the affiliation of the top two candidates. Thirty percent said they were unsure of Cornetts party affiliation. Fifty-six percent were correct and answered Republican.
Even fewer knew which party Independent Shadid stood for: Thirty-five percent said Democrat, and 28 percent said unsure. Only 35 percent of likely voters indicated that party affiliation made a lot or some difference when choosing to vote for a candidate.
Oklahoma Gazette will post updates on its exclusive News9/Oklahoma Gazette polling in the coming days and weeks.