Posts Tagged ‘political polling’

  • 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: 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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  • Majority of Oklahoma voters think tax system unfair, prefer flat tax

    on Feb 6, 12 • in Statewide • with 2 Comments

    Most likely Oklahoma voters say the current tax system is unfair and just over half say they would prefer a flat tax system with one marginal rate, according to a SoonerPoll survey. When asked if the income tax system currently used by the state and federal government is fair or unfair, 59 percent of respondents said unfair and 34.2 percent said fair. A 50.4 percent majority prefer a tax system that imposes the same tax rate on all taxpayers by taking the same percentage of income from everyone regardless of how much an individual earns

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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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  • 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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  • Gingrich leads Romney by two-to-one margin in Oklahoma

    on Dec 20, 11 • in Presidential, Statewide • with 3 Comments


    Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich received the support of one-third of the 400 likely Republican Primary voters polled in a recent study. With 33.3 percent plurality, Gingrich leads in Oklahoma by more than a two-to-one margin over former Governor Mitt Romney who came in second with 14.3 percent. “Since Republican primary candidates rarely visit Oklahoma on the campaign trail, it is not uncommon for Oklahoman’s opinions to mirror national polls receiving media attention,” Bill Shapard, CEO of, said. The SoonerPoll went in the field on November 17,

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  • SoonerPoll Unveils Quarterly Survey Service

    on Jul 20, 11 • in PollBlog • with No Comments

    SoonerPoll, Oklahoma’s most recognized name in public opinion research, recently announced that it now offers a new, low cost public opinion research service. Individuals or organizations interested in low cost branding and awareness research or how the public views issues important to their goals can now take part in “The Quarterly Poll.” “The Quarterly Poll” is a survey of 500 likely voters across Oklahoma conducted by SoonerPoll once every quarter. Participants add questions to the poll and upon completion receive toplines, crosstabs and assistance disseminating their results to the public, should they choose to do

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  • President Obama’s approval rating up slightly from midterm slip

    on Jul 11, 11 • in Presidential • with No Comments

    Early May approval ratings from SoonerPoll reveal that 33.6 percent of likely Oklahoma voters polled approve of the way President Barack Obama is doing his job. Though the president’s approval remains low in Oklahoma, it is a marked improvement from the steady decline that coincided with the run-up to the midterm elections which culminated in an all-time low of 26.1 percent in November. In January of this year, SoonerPoll measured the president’s approval rating for the first time since the mid-term elections and found that 29.8 percent of those polled approved of the president. If

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