Support for a Barack Obama second term is surging in Oklahoma, rising from 27 percent in May to 29 percent in August.
Yes, we’re being facile in our use of the word “surging,” a term only a spin doctor would apply in this situation.
SoonerPoll.com says Mitt Romney has the support of 58 percent of Oklahoma voters statewide. The amount is slightly higher in Oklahoma City and lower in Tulsa. Polling took place before Romney named Paul Ryan, whose wife has Oklahoma connections, as his running mate.
Obama lost all 77 counties in 2008; indications are that he won’t do much better this time around. Then again, a percentage point “surge” here and another one there and pretty soon you’re talking about Obama reaching 35 percent!
That would be one point higher than he got last time out. Romney wasn’t the choice of Oklahoma Republicans in the presidential primary, but neither was Obama in the Democratic primary four years earlier.