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  • TulsaWorld: OKPoll: Oklahomans don’t believe A-F reflects schools’ performance

    on Nov 20, 14 • in Featured, Oklahoma Poll • with No Comments

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    By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer Only one-third of Oklahomans believe the state’s A-F school grading system accurately reflects their own public schools’ performance. The latest Oklahoma Poll, which surveyed 404 likely voters statewide, found consistent responses to the question of whether the grades assigned local schools “accurately reflect the quality of education in these schools.” By a ratio of 2-to-1, Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, all said no. Geography provided one notable exception to the pattern. Fully two-thirds of Tulsa-area respondents panned the A-F grades, compared to just about half in the rest

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  • TulsaWorld: Oklahoma Poll: Same-sex marriage still opposed by most voters

    on Nov 17, 14 • in Featured, Oklahoma Poll • with No Comments

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    More than half of respondents to the survey oppose. By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer Same-sex marriage may be more acceptable to Oklahomans than it was a decade ago, but the most recent Oklahoma Poll indicates that a large majority still rejects it. More than half the 404 likely voters surveyed said they “strongly oppose” same-sex marriage despite recent court decisions that have made it legal in Oklahoma. Another 10 percent said they “somewhat oppose” it. Just under 30 percent said they support marriage equality, with 9 percent undecided. “We’re getting where a small group

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  • TulsaWorld: Education of foremost concern, Oklahoma Poll finds

    on Nov 10, 14 • in Featured, Oklahoma Poll • with No Comments

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    By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer Education may not have been the deciding issue for Oklahoma voters in Tuesday’s election, but it certainly was a big one. In a survey conducted Oct. 25-29 by SoonerPoll, nearly one-third of those responding said education is the state’s most pressing problem. While education has usually ranked among the top three responses in the 21 years the Oklahoma Poll has asked the question, its 31.2 percent share this time was the highest since early 2003. “It kind of gets put on the back burner,” said poll participant Heather Williams

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  • Patient Tests Positive For Malaria, THD Waiting For Ebola Test Results, Plus Poll Results

    on Nov 4, 14 • in Featured, PollBlog • with No Comments

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    TESS MAUNE, NEWS ON 6 …Recently we asked Oklahomans what they think about Ebola and nearly 50 percent said they are not happy with the way the government is handling the threat. In our new exclusive News On 6 poll, we asked, “Do you agree or disagree with how the government has responded to the introduction of the Ebola virus on American soil?” Of the 949 adults we surveyed, only 12 percent strongly agree and 25 percent somewhat agree with how the government has reacted. That compares to 15 percent who somewhat disagree and

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  • TulsaWorld: Oklahoma poll: Fallin out front; state superintendent race still close

    on Nov 2, 14 • in Featured, Governor, Oklahoma Poll • with No Comments

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    By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer Gov. Mary Fallin leads Democratic challenger Joe Dorman by 11 percentage points as Tuesday’s voting deadline nears, and the contest for state superintendent of schools remains neck and neck, according to the latest Oklahoma Poll. The telephone survey of 404 likely voters was conducted Oct. 25-29 by SoonerPoll, and has a 4.87 percent margin of error. Just under 50 percent of those surveyed say they intend to vote for Fallin on Tuesday, compared to just under 40 percent who said they’ll vote for Dorman. Two independents received less than

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  • News9/Newson6: Inhofe, Lankford With Commanding Lead For U.S. Senate Seats

    on Oct 31, 14 • in Featured, US Senate • with No Comments

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    BY NEWS9.COM OKLAHOMA CITY -New poll results show Jim Inhofe and James Lankford have large leads in their U.S. Senate races. According to our exclusive poll, Jim Inhofe has 63 percent of the state’s support right now while Democratic challenger Matt Silverstein has 28 percent. Four percent of voters are still undecided. In the race to fill Senator Tom Coburn’s seat, who is retiring, Republican James Lankford is leading with 59 percent over Democrat Connie Johnson who has 28 percent. Nine percent of voters are undecided. “Democrats have a tough time there competing because they

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  • News9/Newson6: Fallin Leads Dorman In Race For Governor, But Many Voters Undecided

    on Sep 4, 14 • in Featured, Governor • with No Comments

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    BY RICHARD CLARK, NEWSON6.COM OKLAHOMA CITY – An exclusive News 9/News On 6 poll shows incumbent Republican Mary Fallin leading her challenger, Democrat Joe Dorman, in the race for the governor’s seat in the November 4, 2014 election. The poll asked voters who they would cast their ballots for if the election were today and they were standing in the voting booth right now. It shows 50.3 percent of the voters polled would choose Mary Fallin, while 32.1 percent would pick Joe Dorman, who has represented District 65 in the Oklahoma State House since

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  • News9: Russell Leads McAffrey In 5th District Race

    on Sep 4, 14 • in Congress, Featured, US House • with No Comments

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    BY NEWS9.COM OKLAHOMA CITY -An exclusive News 9 poll shows Republican Steve Russell leads Democrat Al McAffrey in Oklahoma’s 5th District U.S. Representative seat, which includes Oklahoma City. The poll indicates 52.3 percent of likely voters would choose Russell and 29.9 percent would pick McAffrey, if the election were held today. The poll included Independent candidates Robert Murphy (2.1 percent) and Buddy Ray (1.7 percent). About 14 percent of voters are still undecided. Russell and McAffrey won their party’s nomination after defeating opponents in last month’s runoff election. Continued – Click here to read the entire News9 article

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  • News9/Newson6: Inhofe, Lankford Have Commanding Leads In US Senate Races

    on Sep 4, 14 • in Featured, US Senate • with No Comments

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    BY RICHARD CLARK, NEWSON6.COM OKLAHOMA CITY -An exclusive News 9/News On 6 poll shows Republicans Jim Inhofe and James Lankford hold big leads in their races for U.S. Senate seats. When asked who they would vote for if the election were held today and they were standing in the voting booth, more than half of the voters polled said they would pick both Inhofe and Lankford. Inhofe, who is seeking re-election on November 4, 2014, would get 59.1 percent of the vote. His closest challenger is Democrat Matt Silverstein, an investment planner from Bixby, with

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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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