Posts Tagged ‘oklahoma’

  • Majority of Oklahomans oppose out-of-state water sales

    on Mar 16, 12 • in Statewide • with No Comments

    Most likely Oklahoma voters oppose the sale of water to out-of-state districts and communities, such as Texas, according to a recent SoonerPoll study. Results indicate that 65 percent of likely Oklahoma voters polled oppose selling water to out of state districts and communities, compared to 29.3 percent who support selling.  Just 5.7 percent of respondents had no opinion. Opposition to water sales has increased by more than 10 percentage points since the last time SoonerPoll polled the question. “I knew the margin was huge in people opposing out-of-state water sales, because growth will go where

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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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  • Tulsa World: Guthrie now gets good reviews in Oklahoma

    on Feb 27, 12 • in Oklahoma Poll • with No Comments

    By Randy Krehbiel World Staff Writer Oklahomans seem to be of two minds about Woody Guthrie. They either like him, or they never heard of him. Responding to a recent survey, 52 percent of the 500 Oklahomans questioned said they have a favorable opinion of the Depression Era troubadour – but 41 percent had no opinion or didn’t know who Guthrie was. Stanton Doyle, a senior program officer with the George Kaiser Family Foundation, which is developing a Guthrie museum and archive in the Brady Arts District, said the first figure is “consistent with

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  • Tulsa World: Poll shows state Republicans favor Santorum

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


    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 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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  • The Devil We Know

    on Feb 14, 12 • in PollBlog • with No Comments

    According to a poll taken by Sooner Poll in late November/early December, Oklahomans favor a flat tax over the current state personal income tax system. Nearly sixty percent of likely voters polled said they preferred just one marginal rate. Voters registered Republican preferred simplifying the system over those registered Democrat and Independent. The state income tax has been at the forefront of Governor Fallin and the Oklahoma Republican legislature agenda for the upcoming 2012 session. They want to eliminate the state income tax over an extended period of time- something like 10 years. They claim

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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 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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  • After nearly a year in office majority approve of Governor Fallin

    on Jan 10, 12 • in Governor, Statewide • with 4 Comments

    After nearly a year on the job, 70 percent of likely Oklahoma voters approve of the way Governor Mary Fallin is doing her job, a recent study reveals. Results from the poll indicate that 69.3 percent of respondents approve, 16.2 percent disapprove, and 14.5 percent either do not have an opinion or do not know Mary Fallin.  The study was fielded between November 17 and December 6, 2011. Although this is the first time SoonerPoll has released the governor’s approval ratings since she took office last January, it is not the first time the

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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 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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  • Legislation to give auditor authority to initiate audits popular with likely voters

    on Jan 3, 12 • in Statewide • with No Comments

    A majority of likely Oklahoma voters would support legislation to give the state auditor the legal authority to initiate systematic performance audits on any or all state agencies, a recent SoonerPoll study shows. Results indicate that 74.2 percent of likely Oklahoma voters polled would support such legislation, 56.6 percent said they would “strongly support” it.  Only 16.4 percent said they would oppose the legislation, while 9.4 had no opinion. Government Auditing Standards define a performance audit as “an objective and systematic examination of evidence to provide an independent assessment of the performance and management of

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