Archive for the ‘Oklahoma Poll’ Category

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

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


    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


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

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


    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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  • 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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  • 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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