President Donald Trump's popularity in Oklahoma may be waning.
The Morning Consult, which maintains a 50-state tracking poll of presidential approval ratings, said last week that Trump's net approval in Oklahoma declined 6 points from July to August and is 25 points lower than at the time of his inauguration in January 2017.
Even so, Trump's net approval rating is still plus-9, 11th highest for the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Trump's approval rating has dropped from 61 percent to 53 percent since he took office, while the share disapproving has jumped from 27 percent to 44 percent.
Trump is most popular in Wyoming (65 percent approval) and least popular in the District of Columbia (17 percent, almost half the next-lowest rating).
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The Oklahoma Academy announced it will hold a gubernatorial debate involving Republican Kevin Stitt, Democrat Drew Edmondson and Libertarian Chris Powell at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Oklahoma State University-Tulsa auditorium.
The academy has also scheduled a debate for Oct. 18 at the University of Oklahoma, but that one will involve only Edmondson and Powell.
Edmondson was endorsed by the Oklahoma Public Employees Association.
Powell complained that he had been excluded from a Sept. 24 candidate forum sponsored by The Oklahoman.
An abortion rights campaign, Oklahoma Call for Reproductive Justice, is to be announced Monday.
Longtime Republican Party activist Steve Byas will be honored by the Tulsa Area Republican Assembly at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Golden Corral, 9711 E. 71st St., Tulsa.
A “meet the candidates” night is scheduled for the Creek County Democratic Party meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bristow Community Center, NE 10th Avenue and Chestnut Street in Bristow.
State Rep. Randy McDaniel, REdmond, the GOP nominee for state treasurer, will speak to the Tulsa Republican Club at 11:45 a.m. Friday at the Summit Club, 15 W. Sixth St.
The Oklahoma Insurance Department said the loss cost estimate for workers compensation insurance in the state decreased 2.3 percent for the coming year. Loss cost is the amount insurers expect claims to cost minus overhead expenses.
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