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  • Oklahoma Poll: Fallin’s favorability slips

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

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    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 SoonerPoll.com. 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 SoonerPoll.com 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 SoonerPoll.com 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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  • Tulsa World: Inhofe challengers little threat

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

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    By Tulsa World Staff Reports Incumbent Jim Inhofe holds a massive lead over four opponents in the state’s full-term U.S. Senate primary, according to the most recent Oklahoma Poll. Inhofe was the choice of 73 percent of those surveyed, and more than 90 percent of those who indicated a preference

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  • Tulsa World: Safe lead for Fallin

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

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    By Tulsa World Staff Reports Gov. Mary Fallin should easily secure the Republican nomination for a second term on Tuesday, according to the most recent Oklahoma Poll. Seventy-one percent of those surveyed favored Fallin, with two challengers combining for 11 percent and 17 percent undecided

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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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