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  • Poll: Oklahomans Support More Regulation of Wind Energy Development; Oppose Taxpayer Subsidies

    on Jul 17, 14 • in Featured, Statewide • with 5 Comments

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    Results from the latest SoonerPoll indicate that likely Oklahoma voters, who in other polling typically oppose more regulation, believe there is not enough regulation of wind energy development or oversight of wind tax subsidies in the state. Slightly more than two-thirds (68.4%) of Oklahomans support more regulation to ensure wind turbines are properly maintained in order to avoid potential safety hazards, and 62.7 percent support local governments having more input into the development of wind energy in their areas. Voters also want to see the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, which currently oversees all other electrical generating facilities in

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  • Oklahoma Poll: Fallin’s favorability slips

    on Jul 14, 14 • in Featured, Governor, Oklahoma Poll • with No Comments


    By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer The past year has taken a bite out of Gov. Mary Fallin’s approval rating, polling over the past four years indicates. Fallin’s favorability with Oklahoma voters dipped to 52 percent in early June, according to an Oklahoma Poll conducted for the Tulsa World by That represents a new low for Fallin in Tulsa World polling, and a 19-point drop from her high of 73 percent in September. Falling’s rating stood at 71 percent a year ago.   Bill Shapard of said some difficult political situations have likely cooled the enthusiasm

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  • TulsaWorld: Opposition strong to gay marriage, according to poll

    on Jul 1, 14 • in Featured, Oklahoma Poll • with No Comments


    By CURTIS KILLMAN World Staff Writer Two in three Oklahomans oppose gay marriage with areas of greater support for the issue found among Democrats, younger voters and urban area dwellers, according to an Oklahoma Poll. The poll, among 393 likely voters statewide, found that 66 percent answered that they either strongly oppose or somewhat oppose allowing same-sex couples to marry. The poll found that 58.1 percent of those asked said they strongly opposed gay marriage, while 8.1 percent were somewhat opposed to the issue. Poll participant Susan Harrison of Sallisaw said she was strongly opposed

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  • TulsaWorld: Most Oklahomans strongly favor death penalty, poll shows

    on Jun 29, 14 • in Featured, Oklahoma Poll • with No Comments


    By CARY ASPINWALL World Staff Writer & ZIVA BRANSTETTER World Enterprise Editor Most Oklahomans favor the death penalty and find it “morally acceptable,” although a smaller percentage think it deters crime, according to a new Oklahoma Poll. About 74 percent of those surveyed said they favored the death penalty for those convicted of murder. That figure includes about 23 percent of respondents who said they “somewhat favor” the death penalty. Support for the death penalty is higher in Oklahoma than in the nation as a whole. A 2013 Gallup poll found that 60 percent of

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  • News9/Newson6 Poll: Hofmeister Leads Incumbent Barresi in Superintendent Race

    on Jun 23, 14 • in Featured, Statewide • with No Comments

    hofmeister TULSA, Oklahoma –  Challenger Joy Hofmeister now has a lead over State Superintendent Janet Barresi, according to the latest News On 6/News 9 poll. The poll, taken June 19-21, shows Hofmeister with a 22-point lead over Barresi, who is seeking her second term. The two were nearly tied in an earlier poll taken May 5-10. The latest survey shows Hofmeister with 41.7 percent and Barresi with 19.5 percent. Brian Kelly had 14.1 percent, while nearly one in four likely Republican voters, 24.7 percent, are still undecided. Continued – Click here to read the entire Newson6 article

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  • News9/Newson6 Poll: Front-runners Emerge In Oklahoma’s 5th District Congressional Race

    on Jun 23, 14 • in Featured, US House • with No Comments


    By Nathan Elliott, News 9 OKLAHOMA CITY - Patrice Douglas and Steve Russell have emerged as front-runners in the Republican race for Oklahoma’s 5th District U.S. Representative seat, according to a News 9/News On 6 poll. The June 19-21 survey of 334 likely Republican voters shows Douglas with 22.5 percent and Russell with 18.9 percent or nearly even when factoring in the margin of error. Four other Republicans received support in the poll including Mike Turner (13.1 percent), Clark Jolley (12.3 percent), Shane Jett (5.7 percent) and Harvey Sparks (5.1 percent). However, nearly one quarter of

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  • News9/Newson6 Poll: Lankford Gains Lead Over Shannon Before Primary

    on Jun 23, 14 • in Featured, Statewide, US Senate • with No Comments


    TULSA, Oklahoma –  James Lankford now has a lead over T.W. Shannon in a heated race to replace Sen. Tom Coburn, according to a News On 6/News 9 poll. The poll, taken June 19-21, shows Lankford with 43.4 percent and Shannon with 34.9 percent, with 13.3 percent of likely Republican voters still undecided. The latest poll indicates Lankford has gained an eight-point lead over Shannon since a May 5-10 News On 6/News 9 poll showed the two front-runners nearly tied. The newest poll was conducted Thursday-Thursday, shortly after our live debate hosted here at News

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  • Oklahoma Poll: Joy Hofmeister leads Janet Barresi by 13 points in superintendent race

    on Jun 23, 14 • in Featured, Oklahoma Poll • with No Comments


    By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer Tulsa challenger Joy Hofmeister holds a 13-point lead over State Superintendent Janet Barresi in the latest Oklahoma Poll. Perhaps the most surprising number, however, is that nearly three in 10 of those surveyed June 14-18 had not made up their minds despite the unusual attention give the race. Hofmeister was the choice of 35 percent of the 415 likely voters in Tuesday’s Republican primary surveyed statewide. Twenty-two percent went for Barresi, and 14 percent for Brian S. Kelly, a former football coach from Edmond who has campaigned very little

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  • Tulsa World: Hiett leads Corporation Commission race

    on Jun 22, 14 • in Featured, Oklahoma Poll • with No Comments


    By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer Former Oklahoma Speaker of the House Todd Hiett leads in his Republican Corporation Commission primary campaign with state Sen. Cliff Branan, but a more telling number may be the four in 10 Republican voters who are undecided. The two-way primary will decide the race, since no Democrat or independent filed for the position. The poll shows Hiett at 34 percent, Branan at 25 percent and undecided at 42 percent

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  • Oklahoma Poll: Lankford holds narrow lead over Shannon

    on Jun 22, 14 • in Featured, Oklahoma Poll, US Senate • with No Comments


    By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer Fifth District Congressman James Lankford held a narrow lead over former Oklahoma Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon heading into the final week of their U.S. Senate primary campaign, according to the latest Oklahoma Poll. Lankford led Shannon 41 percent to 38 percent in a survey of 415 likely voters in Tuesday’s election. The survey was conducted June 14-18 by and has a 4.81 percent margin of error. Former state Sen. Randy Brogdon was at 3 percent, with the other four candidates on Tuesday’s ballot totaling 2 percent. Sixteen percent

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