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  • What is Senator Tom Coburn’s brand?

    on Jul 12, 11 • in US Senate • with 1 Comment

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    SoonerPoll added a new question to the most recent Quarterly Poll, that is designed to gain an understanding of why likely Oklahoma voters feel the way they do about their elected officials. We asked likely Oklahoma voters “What one word best describes your impression of Tom Coburn?” Results reveal that 37 respondents answered ‘Conservative,’  making it the most popular response.    ‘Good’ and ‘Honest’ were the second and third most popular responses with 33 and 32 respondents respectively. To illustrate these results, all of the responses were entered into a program called Wordle, which creates

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  • Henry, Inhofe, Coburn finish off 2010 with highest marks in years

    on Dec 21, 10 • in Governor, US Senate • with No Comments

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    October and November SoonerPoll numbers find both of Oklahoma’s Republican U.S. senators and the outgoing Democratic Governor currently enjoying their highest approval ratings in recent memory. Senator Tom Coburn’s current approval rating of 69.6 percent is the highest it has been since SoonerPoll began polling on him in January of 2006.   Senator James Inhofe’s approval rating of 64 percent is also his highest on record. Governor Brad Henry’s approval rating has slowly declined since SoonerPoll began polling in 2006.  In October, Henry reached his lowest approval on record of 62.2 percent before surging back

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  • Oklahoma’s US Senators’ approval remains steady

    on May 24, 10 • in Statewide, US Senate • with No Comments

    Oklahoma Republican Sens. Tom Coburn, left, and Jim Inhofe  Photo taken from newsok.com

    The first SoonerPoll conducted after the passing of the Health Care Reform Law finds steady approval ratings of Oklahoma’s US senators, despite  a national environment of strong anti-incumbent sentiment. Senior Senator James Inhofe’s (R-Tulsa) approval rating remains steady at 61 percent. Senator Tom Coburn’s (R-Muskogee) approval fell 3.5 points to 61.4 percent, down from almost 65 percent approval in January.  The January number was Coburn’s highest approval rating since 2006. “Anti-government and anti-incumbent sentiment in this cycle largely focuses on members who are appropriators or pork-barrellers,” Keith Gaddie Vic President of SoonerPoll observed.  “Senator Inhofe

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  • As cap-and-trade legislation looms Oklahomans weigh in on climate change

    on Apr 21, 10 • in Statewide, US Senate • with 2 Comments

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    Results of a recent SoonerPoll show 53.6 percent of Oklahomans do not believe that human activity significantly affects climate change. Debate over global warming and what role humans play in it has resurfaced again and again in the political sphere. The debate is again making national headlines as the U.S. Senate prepares to unveil its new climate change bill sponsored by , in time for Earth Day on April 26. The bill is sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and is expected to include some form of a cap-and-trade

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  • Coburn takes substantial lead in U.S. Senate race.

    on Oct 29, 04 • in US Senate • with No Comments

    OKLAHOMA CITY – With less than 4 days until the election, the numbers for Oklahoma’s open U.S. Senate seat are moving. Tom Coburn (R) has taken a significant lead over Brad Carson (D) for the first time since the primary. SoonerPoll.com, a public opinion research firm in Oklahoma City, conducted the telephone poll of 498 statewide likely voters Wednesday and Thursday for Fox25 in Oklahoma City and KSWO in Lawton showing Coburn with 44.4%, Carson with 35.1%, Independent Sheila Bilyeu with 4.2%, and 16.3% still undecided. The margin of error was 4.4%. In cross-party voting,

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  • Negative campaigning takes its toll on U.S. Senate race.

    on Oct 21, 04 • in US Senate • with No Comments

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Ten days out and the race for Oklahoma’s open U.S. Senate seat couldn’t get any uglier. A poll by SoonerPoll.com, a public opinion firm in Oklahoma City, conducted Wednesday and Thursday showed Tom Coburn (R) with 38.0%, Brad Carson (D) with 36.8%, Independent Sheila Bilyeu with 5.8%, and 19.4% undecided. The telephone poll, conducted for Fox25 News in Oklahoma City and KSWO-TV in Lawton, included 500 statewide likely general election voters, with a margin of error of 4.4%. Last week, both candidates’ numbers had risen over 40%, but this week both dropped,

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  • More voters pick a candidate as U.S. Senate race remains close.

    on Oct 14, 04 • in US Senate • with No Comments

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Only eighteen days before the election, Brad Carson (D) regained his lead over Tom Coburn (R) in the U.S. Senate race. The lead, however, is still within the margin of error. SoonerPoll.com, a public opinion research firm in Oklahoma City, conducted the telephone poll of 300 statewide likely voters Thursday for Fox25 in Oklahoma City and KSWO in Lawton showing Carson with 43.3%, Coburn with 40.6%, 2% for Independent Sheila Bilyeu and 14% undecided. The survey had a margin of error of 5.7%. The week since the last Senate debate has given

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  • Post Debates, Carson and Coburn are tied.

    on Oct 7, 04 • in US Senate • with No Comments

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Following two debates of the candidates, one on NBC’s Meet the Press and another in Oklahoma City, both Brad Carson (D) and Tom Coburn (R) are tied with just under a month left to campaign. SoonerPoll.com, a public opinion research firm in Oklahoma City, conducted the telephone poll of 330 statewide likely voters Thursday for Fox25 in Oklahoma City showing Carson with 39.8%, 39.2% for Coburn and 21% undecided. The survey had a margin of error of 5.4%. It would appear that Carson has begun to lose grip of his party base

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  • U.S. Senate race, Carson adds to his lead.

    on Sep 24, 04 • in US Senate • with No Comments

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Support for U.S. Senate candidate Brad Carson (D) continued to increase this week, while Republican Tom Coburn’s support remained steady. Carson’s lead is once again outside the margin of error. SoonerPoll.com, a public opinion research firm in Oklahoma City, conducted the telephone poll of 553 statewide likely voters for Fox25 in Oklahoma City showing Carson with 44.1%, 37.2% for Coburn and 18.8% undecided. The survey had a margin of error of 4.1%. Both candidates continue to dominate within their own parties, while Carson also added to his lead among women voters and

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  • Carson maintains small lead as race tightens.

    on Sep 23, 04 • in US Senate • with No Comments

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Tom Coburn (R) may have made up some ground over the last week, but remains in a tight battle with Brad Carson (D) and within the margin of error to replace retiring Senator Don Nickles next year. SoonerPoll.com, a public opinion research firm in Oklahoma City, conducted the telephone poll of 394 statewide likely voters for Fox25 in Oklahoma City showing Carson with 39.8%, 37% for Coburn and 23.3% undecided. The survey had a margin of error of 4.9%. “The poll presents several weaknesses of both candidates and could very well explain

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