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GOP pollster claims “bad polling” is why his wedding minister trails Hofmeister in Governor’s race…

10:07 AM EDT on October 10, 2022

As we first reported on Friday, new political polls are showing that incumbent Oklahoma Republican governor Kevin Stitt has been so bad at his job that he's now trailing his recently turned Democrat rival Joy Hofmeister by about 4% in the Oklahoma Governor's race.

Although the lead is in the polls' margin for error – and Oklahoma political polls are about as reliable as Cox internet service – the news hasn't set too well with Team Stitt.

Before the official results were released, they went on the attack and tried to get ahead of the story by issuing a comical press release accusing Stitt's chummy pals at News 9 of planting "negative toned" stories about his campaign out of passive-aggressive spite.

Following that, Chris Wilson of WPA Intelligence – an Oklahoma-based political consultant who worked closely with the 2016 Ted Cruz presidential campaign – issued a press release and statement claiming the recent poll results were nothing but "fake news," and that Kevin Stitt actually has a very commanding lead in the governor's race, and that despite the panicky desperation from Team Stitt, there's nothing to worry about.

I shared Chris's statement and press release below, but before we take a look, let's remember this photo of Kevin Stitt sending Chris and his hairstylist bride off into holy matrimony.

Isn't young love – or at least half of it – beautiful?

In all seriousness, kudos to Chris for finding a young, pretty wife! I'd totally slide into her DMs on Gab! Also, I do think it would be cool to have a real-life American Governor officiate your wedding. I think Chris's wife agrees because her Twitter profile pic shows more of the Governor's face than her husband's:

Anyway, what were we talking about again?

Oh yeah, Chris Wilson thinks recent poll results that show his wedding minister losing the Governor's race are fake news. Check out this damage control tweet…

In all fairness, I'm a bit like Chris and also don't 100% trust the accuracy of the recent polling results. The one that shows Joy with a 4% lead was conducted by Sooner Poll, and as we've mentioned repeatedly, they're about as reliable as a used car from David Stanley Chevrolet. I'll believe an Oklahoma Democrat can win a statewide race in this state when I see it!

That being said, I also don't trust the polling results of a partisan GOP hack. In fact, I probably trust them even less than Sooner Poll. Here's one reason why:

Let's see. Sooner Poll calls more races correctly and they're affiliated with a professional polling organization. WPA Intelligence, on the other hand, is good at hiring rich and powerful wedding ministers. Noted.

Anyway, regardless of what unreliable polls say, you have to admit the whole thing is hysterical.

Think about it. Team Stitt is in such a panic that they're recruiting his wedding clients to claim political polling conducted by the same guy who helped them sabotage the ballot placement of SQ 820 is wrong and biased!

I guess you can't blame Team Stitt. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and I can't think of any more desperate time for an incumbent Republican governor in a deep red state than trailing in polls to his arch-Democratic rival, regardless of the poll's quality.

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