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  • News9: The Hot Seat with Bill Shapard

    on Oct 28, 12 • in PollBlog • with No Comments

    News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

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  • 2012 Election Analysis: Obama and Oklahoma Democrats

    on Aug 27, 12 • in Presidential, Statewide • with 1 Comment

    President Obama standing in front of oil and gas piping in Cushing, Oklahoma 2012

    The simplest way to explain Pres. Barack Obama’s unpopularity in Oklahoma is a left-of-center, Harvard-educated, Chicago-politician doesn’t fit in with the Okie style of politics. But is it Obama or a symptom of a larger disease wiping out a Democrat’s chances of taking Oklahoma’s electoral votes? Consider this: Obama’s vote percentage in the most recent SoonerPoll was 29%.  In comparison to the Tulsa World’s Oklahoma Poll results over the last two decades, that’s lower than Pres. Clinton during the Lewinsky scandal or Gov. David Walters’ midnight court arraignments over campaign finance charges.  And yet, Pres

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  • Oklahoma voters want the state legislature to comply with Open Records Act

    on Mar 9, 12 • in Statewide • with 2 Comments

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    A majority of likely Oklahoma voters polled say they would support legislation that would require the Oklahoma state legislature to abide by the Open Meetings and Open Records Acts, according to a recent SoonerPoll survey. The Open Meetings and Open Records Acts make up a set of rules which are designed to ensure transparency in government. Currently the Oklahoma state legislature is exempt from compliance. When asked whether they would support or oppose legislation that would bring the state legislature into compliance, 85 percent of likely Oklahoma voters polled said they would support the legislation

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  • “No Clear Consensus:” Republican Primary Panel discusses the state of the GOP primary

    on Feb 29, 12 • in Presidential, Statewide • with 6 Comments

    Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum leads the pack of Republican primary candidates in Oklahoma, but voters think some candidates are better than others when it comes to certain attributes, according to a recent SoonerPoll study. Results indicate that a plurality of likely Republican primary voters think Santorum is the best candidate when it comes to honesty and ability to understand the problems facing people like them.  However, pluralities of Republican voters said that former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is the strongest leader with the best experience. Despite believing that other candidates are better

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  • Santorum leads in Oklahoma

    on Feb 20, 12 • in Presidential, Statewide • with 4 Comments

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    Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum leads the pack of Republican primary candidates in Oklahoma, according to a recent SoonerPoll survey. If the election were held today, 38.5 percent of likely Republican voters who plan to participate in the March 6 GOP primary said they would cast their vote for Santorum. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would finish in second place with 23 percent. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who led Oklahoma when SoonerPoll last polled the race in December, fell to third place with just 18 percent.  Results indicate that U.S. Rep. Ron

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  • Lawton Constitution: Area Republicans lean to Santorum

    on Feb 19, 12 • in Presidential • with No Comments

    By Kim McConnell, Lawton Constitution Writer Area Republicans apparently don’t like Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and seem to be leaning toward Rick Santorum, although they are ready to support the Republican who has the best chance of beating President Barack Obama in November. Seven Lawton-area Republicans expressed their views on the 2012 presidential election, Republican candidates and the Republican Party in general during a focus group discussion conducted Thursday by SoonerPoll.com. While the seven vary in age, the degree of conservatism at which they ranked themselves and exactly who has the best chance of

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  • Tulsa World: Poll shows state Republicans favor Santorum

    on Feb 19, 12 • in Presidential, Statewide • with 27 Comments

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    BY RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum has surged to the front among Oklahoma’s Republican voters, according to a SoonerPoll.com survey released Sunday. Santorum was the first choice of 39 percent of the 278 likely voters who said they planned to participate in the March 6 state GOP primary. Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, first in a survey conducted last fall, dropped to third, behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who remained second. Romney, generally considered the frontrunner for the GOP nomination, was at 23 percent, followed by

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  • Tulsa World: Republican focus group likes Newt Gingrich over all

    on Jan 30, 12 • in Presidential, Tulsa • with No Comments

    Republican Focus Group Full

    By Randy Krehbiel World Staff Writer Newt Gingrich’s charisma and intelligence may trump all other considerations for Tulsa-area Republicans, a focus group of likely voters in the March 6 GOP primary indicated last week. The 11 registered Republicans with a history of voting in primary elections were assembled by SoonerPoll.com at the Tulsa World offices three days after Gingrich’s victory in the South Carolina primary pushed him to the front of the GOP presidential field. The focus group included six men and five women. Four identified themselves as Gingrich supporters, two for Mitt Romney, one

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  • Poll: voters oppose the state government collecting public employee association dues

    on Jan 26, 12 • in Statewide • with 2 Comments

    A majority of likely Oklahoma voters support removing the law that allows state employees the option of having their public employee association dues, formerly known as union dues, withheld from their paycheck, according to a recent SoonerPoll.com study. The study found that 56 percent of respondents would like to see the state government removed from the employee association dues collection process.  By comparison, 32.3 percent of respondents said they opposed removing the provision, while 11.7 percent had no opinion. In 2001, voters passed Right-to-Work in Oklahoma, which says that an employee has a right to

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  • President Obama’s approval falls from post-bin Laden rise

    on Jan 5, 12 • in Presidential, Statewide • with No Comments

    President Barack Obama’s approval rating in Oklahoma has fallen 6.3 points since August to 28.9 percent, according to a recent SoonerPoll.com study. The November study found that 28.9 percent of likely Oklahoma voters approve of the way President Barack Obama is doing his job. By comparison, 64.8 percent disapproved and 6.3 percent had no opinion. Approval ratings from early May indicated that 33.6 percent of likely Oklahoma voters polled approved of the president, a marked improvement from his all-time low that coincided with the 2010 midterm elections. In August the president’s approval reached 34.6 percent,

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