In March, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney drew just 28 percent of the vote in Oklahoma’s Republican presidential primary. That led some to suggest Romney’s past political moderation and his Mormon faith were a bridge too far for Oklahoma conservatives. Some thought Romney would struggle to attract state voters this November.
Looks like those predictions were wrong — very wrong. In May, a SoonerPoll survey found Romney leading President Barack Obama 62-27 in Oklahoma while a poll by Cole Hargrave Snodgrass & Associates found Romney leading 55-30.
And now it appears Romney is on track to shatter Oklahoma fundraising records for a presidential candidate. As of June, Romney has raised $1.9 million in Oklahoma, just shy of the fundraising record for the entire election cycle.
If Oklahomans had any reservations about Romney, Obama’s pitiful economic record and love of big government solutions made Oklahoma voters forget all about them.