Outgoing Governor Brad Henry may be the state’s most popular Democrat; he spanked Republican Ernest Istook in the 2006 election, pulling 66 percent of the vote, and he still enjoys lofty approval ratings.
The first Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 telephone survey of likely voters in Oklahoma finds Coburn, a Republican, leading Governor Henry by 12 points, 52% to 40%. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
Both men are popular with Oklahoma voters, but the problem for Democrats is that Henry, who is term-limited and can’t seek reelection, has said so far that he has no interest in running for the Senate this year.
Just more evidence that the conservative movement is turning Oklahoma the ‘reddest of the red’, thanks in part to the work of people like President Ronald Reagan, President Barack Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senator Harry Reid, all for convincing Democrats that they were actually Republican, and to OKGOP Chairman Gary Jones, for his adept leadership of the Republican Party in Oklahoma.
I’ll grant him Gary Jones, but at the moment, Harry Reid doesn’t have the persuasiveness to run the ice-water concession in hell, and Nancy Pelosi would spend all her time trying to get the lesser demons to agree to a bottle deposit.