OKLAHOMA CITY – While we won’t know who Oklahomans support in the primary election until all the ballots are counted, a new study believes it knows the candidates that voters in the Sooner State will choose.
Researchers found that Donald Trump holds a double-digit lead over Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.
According to the study, Trump is expected to receive 35 percent of the votes, compared to 23 percent for Cruz and 22 percent for Rubio. Kasich is only expected to receive 8 percent of the votes and Carson is expected to receive 7 percent, according to the poll.
The poll suggests that Trump is basically tied with Cruz for the evangelical vote in Oklahoma.
However, everything could change once the ballots are counted. The poll admits that just over 44 percent of Republican voters in Oklahoma say they are completely decided on who they are voting for during the primary election.
In the Democratic race, researchers say Sanders has a slight lead over Hillary Clinton in Oklahoma. The poll suggests Sanders is receive 48 percent of the vote, compared to Clinton’s 43 percent.
Despite Sanders’ five percent lead over Clinton, voters in Oklahoma say they believe Clinton will eventually become the Democratic nominee.
According to delegate rules in Oklahoma, any candidate who surpasses 50 percent of the total vote is awarded all the statewide at-large delegates. Otherwise, the delegates are awarded proportionally to candidates who receive 15 percent of the vote