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  • Tulsa poll: Put ‘Christmas’ back in downtown parade’s name, majority says

    on Dec 8, 13 • in Featured, Oklahoma Poll, Tulsa • with 1 Comment

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    By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer Let’s have a Christmas parade, for crying out loud. That seems to be the attitude of a large majority of the Tulsans who participated in the most recent Oklahoma Poll, anyway. Better than three-quarters of the 400 Tulsans surveyed for the Tulsa World by SoonerPoll.com said they want “Christmas” in the name of the city’s annual downtown holiday parade. “Christmas is set aside as the birthday for Christ,” Richard Freeman said. “I don’t see any reason to water that down or give it another name.” Tulsa’s traditional downtown holiday parade

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  • Crime still top concern among Tulsans, poll indicates

    on Dec 3, 13 • in Featured, Oklahoma Poll, Tulsa • with No Comments

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    By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer Tulsans remain on edge about crime, but not as much as they were last summer, the latest Oklahoma Poll indicates. Twenty-seven percent of the 400 Tulsans surveyed Nov. 1-5 said crime is Tulsa’s most pressing problem. That was down from 32 percent in June but remained the most popular response. “It seems like almost every night there’s a shooting somewhere or a forcible break-in,” said Darrell Hardin. “On weekends, you can almost bet somebody will get shot. … Used to, you never heard of that sort of thing.” Streets

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  • SoonerPoll: Fan base grows for ONEOK Field, BOK Center as downtown gets economic boost

    on Dec 1, 13 • in Featured, Oklahoma Poll, Tulsa • with No Comments

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    By ZACK STOYCOFF World Staff Writer Support for downtown’s BOK Center and ONEOK Field has grown substantially in the past four years, a poll shows. An Oklahoma Poll of 400 Tulsans conducted Nov. 1-5 indicates that 84 percent of likely voters have a favorable impression of the BOK Center and 63 percent approve of the 2008 decision to move the Tulsa Drillers Double A baseball team downtown. In 2009, the last time the Oklahoma Poll asked those questions, 75 percent of likely voters viewed the BOK Center favorably and only 43 percent supported moving the

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  • Poll: Tulsans support dams in river

    on Nov 26, 13 • in Featured, Oklahoma Poll, Tulsa • with No Comments

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    By KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writer Using public dollars to build low-water dams in the Arkansas River and to help attract job-producing companies to town — proposals that failed in a countywide vote last year — are supported by a majority of Tulsans, according to a recent Oklahoma Poll. The poll, conducted Nov. 1-5 by SoonerPoll, found 57.5 percent of Tulsans support the use of public funds to build the dams and 74.7 percent support offering financial incentives to companies that would bring a substantial number of jobs to Tulsa. “I just think it would

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  • TPS’ Ballard enjoys overwhelming support in Oklahoma Poll

    on Nov 25, 13 • in Featured, Oklahoma Poll, Tulsa • with No Comments

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    By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer After five years on the job, Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Keith Ballard continues to enjoy strong public support, the latest Oklahoma Poll shows. Almost two-thirds of the 400 Tulsans surveyed by SoonerPoll either strongly or somewhat approved of Ballard’s job performance, a result almost identical to those from an August 2009 Oklahoma Poll. Ballard’s support was even stronger among those with students in the TPS system. More than 70 percent of those respondents said they like the job Ballard has done. “I think he’s got a good direction,” said

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  • Tulsa World: Bridenstine scores 44 percent approval in Tulsa poll

    on Nov 19, 13 • in Featured, Oklahoma Poll, Tulsa, US House • with No Comments

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    By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer Responses to recent Oklahoma Poll questions concerning first-year 1st District Congressman Jim Bridenstine were probably not surprising. Tulsa conservatives like Bridenstine. Tulsa liberals, and to a certain extent moderates, do not. Overall, 44 percent of those surveyed Nov. 1-5 by SoonerPoll said they approve of the job Bridenstine has done during his first 10 months in office. Thirty-three percent disapproved, and 23 percent were neutral or had no response. The survey included only voters in the city of Tulsa, which tends to be somewhat less conservative than the First

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  • Poll: More people satisfied with trash system but most want green waste recycled

    on Nov 15, 13 • in Featured, Oklahoma Poll, Tulsa • with No Comments

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    By ZACK STOYCOFF World Staff Writer Satisfaction with Tulsa’s trash system is growing, but most residents disapprove of incinerating green waste and want refunds for green waste charges, a poll shows. An Oklahoma Poll of 400 Tulsans conducted Nov. 1-5 indicates that 64.2 percent of likely voters approve of the trash system, up from 55.3 percent a year ago. As for green waste, 62.6 percent of respondents said they would prefer the city mulch or compost the material as officials intended — even if it costs more — while 21.6 percent indicated that they approve

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  • Tulsans split on feeling safe 1 year later on open carry

    on Nov 12, 13 • in Featured, Oklahoma Poll, Tulsa • with No Comments

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    By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer A year after enactment of an open-carry firearms law, Tulsans remain evenly divided over its desirability and effectiveness. The latest Oklahoma Poll, conducted Nov. 1-5, asked 401 Tulsa residents if they “feel safe knowing that people not connected to law enforcement can openly carry loaded guns in public.” Forty-seven percent said yes. Forty-seven percent said no. “The more guns you have, the more likely somebody is going to get shot and killed,” Ruthie Ball said. Some people, though, think things have already gone beyond that. “In Tulsa, the crime

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  • Tulsa World: Nonpartisan Tulsa election may be decided by partisan voters

    on Nov 11, 13 • in Featured, Oklahoma Poll, Tulsa • with No Comments

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    By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer The math is simple. To win Tuesday’s mayoral election, Kathy Taylor has to get some Republican votes — or get Republican voters to stay home. About 46,000 more Republicans than Democrats are registered to vote Tuesday, and even though the election is supposed to be nonpartisan, it is no secret that Taylor is the Democrat on the ballot. Incumbent Dewey Bartlett is the Republican. And, according to an Oklahoma Poll conducted last week, Bartlett is doing better with Democrats than Taylor is with Republicans. If that trend holds up,

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  • In Oklahoma Poll, Bartlett holds lead over Taylor

    on Nov 10, 13 • in Featured, Oklahoma Poll, Tulsa • with No Comments

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    By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer Incumbent Dewey Bartlett entered the final week of the mayoral campaign with an 11-point lead on challenger Kathy Taylor, according to an Oklahoma Poll conducted Nov. 1-5 by the Oklahoma City firm SoonerPoll. The survey of 401 likely voters found 49 percent favoring Bartlett, 38 percent backing Taylor and 13 percent undecided. Bartlett finished eight percentage points behind Taylor in the June primary, 42 percent to 34 percent, with Bill Christiansen taking 23 percent. Christiansen endorsed Taylor last week, after the end of the polling period. “Dewey Bartlett has

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