Poll shows Cathy Costello with 10% lead in race for GOP Labor Commission nomination
The latest polling on the Oklahoma Labor Commissioner race shows Cathy Costello with a commanding 10% lead over her primary runoff opponent, Rep. Leslie Bennett.
The survey was conducted last week by Sooner Poll and News 9 among 483 registered Republican voters.
“We found Cathy Costello’s platform of conservative values and limited government is resonating with Republican voters,” says Bill Shapard, CEO of SoonerPoll. “Labor Commissioner is considered a down-ballot race so we still have quite a few undecided voters. But that 10% lead will be extremely difficult for her opponent, Leslie Osborn, to overcome with just a month left in the campaign.”
He said his poll found that Costello is ahead in every demographic except voters between the ages of 25-34. If the candidates evenly split the remaining undecided votes, Shapard said Costello would win with 55%, which is considered a landslide victory.
The poll also shows Costello has the most support from Tulsa with a 15 point lead over Osborn and an 11 point lead among conservatives.
SoonerPoll is Oklahoma’s only independent, non-partisan polling firm. The final numbers show Cathy Costello with 32%, Leslie Osborn with 22%, and 46% of GOP voters undecided. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 4.88%.
Cathy Costello is a co-founder of several businesses, both domestic and international, and is a sought-after national speaker and advocate on issues of mental health. She has been instrumental in passing major state and federal legislation to improve how employers address mental health needs in the workplace.