Oklahoma poll: Santorum up by double digits
March 3rd, 2012
01:57 PM ET
2 years ago

Oklahoma poll: Santorum up by double digits

(CNN) - With three days to go until Super Tuesday, Rick Santorum holds a double-digit lead in Oklahoma over his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, according to a new poll.

An American Research Group survey released Saturday indicates that 37% of likely GOP primary voters in Oklahoma back the former senator from Pennsylvania, with 26% supporting former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 22% backing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and 9% supporting Rep. Ron Paul of neighboring Texas. Forty delegates are up for grabs Tuesday in Oklahoma, one of 10 states to hold contests on Super Tuesday.

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According to the poll, Santorum leads by 15 points over Romney and Gingrich among men, and has a seven-point advantage over Romney among women. The survey indicates that Santorum has a five-point margin over Gingrich among those who say they are supporters of the tea party movement, and an eight-point advantage over Romney among those who say they are not tea party supporters.

The poll was conducted Thursday and Friday, after Romney's 20-point victory over Santorum Tuesday in the Arizona primary and after he narrowly edged out Santorum to win the primary in his native Michigan.

Santorum held a double-digit lead in the Sooner Poll, a separate survey conducted in mid-February. The last time ARG polled in Oklahoma was February 6-7, before Santorum's sweep of contests in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri on February 7 sparked a surge in national and state polling. In that survey, Gingrich held a 34%-31% margin over Romney, with Santorum at 16%.

All four candidates have campaigned in Oklahoma recently, and an independent super PAC supporting Romney has spent around $250,000 to run campaign commercials in the state.

The American Research Group poll was conducted March 1-2, with 600 likely GOP primary voters in Oklahoma questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus four percentage points.


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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. cali girl

    Whatever. Still robmey has double what you have.

    March 3, 2012 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  2. MeMelvin

    I am having so much fun waatching the GOP implode.

    March 3, 2012 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  3. Debby

    Well if its not a winner take all state then Santorum doesn't win the whole thing.

    March 3, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  4. Randie

    What do you expect from the buckle of the Bible belt?

    March 3, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  5. CobiaHunter

    Curious that Flukie's LinkedIn page has her listed as a 30 year old lawyer who graduated from Cornell and rather than being a naive 23 year old co-ed, she's actually a well established, left-wing, women's rights activist. Kinda makes you wonder if she enrolled at Georgetown just to stir up trouble because she knew the Jesuit university is opposed to contraception, huh?

    March 3, 2012 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  6. GI Joe.

    What can you say – half the residents don't have teeth, never finished high school, and think just like Santorum about religion ruling the world.

    March 3, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  7. SEAL Team Alpha and Omega

    Oklahoma? Are you kidding me? Do they even have electricity there? Last I heard, you need shots and a passport just to cross into state lines there. It doesn't matter anyway, whether Newt, Willard or Sanitarium gets more delegates or not. Every American knows that Obama and Biden are going to be re-elected for a certainty because 99% of all Americans are for President Obama. Only a fool would believe that the GOP represents the values of most Americans. Get real. This election was settled a long, long, long time ago.

    March 3, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  8. sanethought

    thats not a good news! uneducated always gravitate towards idiocy...

    March 3, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  9. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    Republicans seem to have a lot of trouble counting. I guess they listen to saint ricky and didn't seek a college degree, head for the moon colony, no degree required. Free gas.

    March 3, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  10. ourjungle

    Democrates are voting.

    March 3, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  11. ourjungle

    Satorum and rush Limbaugh are joined at the hips,when it comes to repect for women's issues.

    March 3, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  12. DaveinSC

    I find it very difficult to believe that any women would vote for Santorum. That's just because of the sweater vest ,let alone for what he's said.

    March 3, 2012 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |