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Gov. Brad Henry continues his tenure as one of Oklahoma’s most popular officials, according to a recent poll, while President George Bush’s approval ratings continue to plummet here.
The poll, conducted September 28, shows the continued decline of the GOP, and may well foreshadow a major Democratic sweep in the 2008 elections.
According to a Survey USA poll, 75 percent of Oklahomans approve of Henry’s job performance. This is an astounding number in today’s polarized political world. Only 21 percent disapprove of his performance. This is another amazing figure given the rise of the GOP in Oklahoma during recent elections.
Meanwhile, another Survey USA poll question shows that only 39 percent of Oklahomans approve of Bush’s job performance. The poll shows 59 percent disapprove. These numbers reflect trends across the country in both blue and red states as the long, gruesome Iraq occupation continues with no end in sight.
Bush’s low numbers show his staunch supporters, such as U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, a highly partisan Republican, remain highly vulnerable in the 2008 elections. State Sen. Andrew Rice, a progressive Democrat who touts his ability to work with Republicans, is running against Inhofe.