Posts Tagged ‘Public Opinion Research’

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Majority of likely Oklahoma voters think the average tax burden is too high

    on Jun 7, 11 • in Statewide • with No Comments

    A SoonerPoll conducted in May reveals that 54.4 percent of likely Oklahoma voters think the current tax burden is too high. By comparison, 32.6 percent of respondents said they think the tax burden is about right and only 3.3 percent of respondents said the tax burden is too low. Respondents were read the following question: “According to the Tax Foundation, the average Oklahoman worked from January 1 until April 2, 2011 to earn enough money to pay this year’s tax obligations at the federal, state and local levels. That’s a total tax burden of roughly

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  • Likely Oklahoma voters agree welfare policies should be changed to remove disincentives to marriage

    on Jun 3, 11 • in Statewide • with No Comments

    According to a recent SoonerPoll, 70.3 percent of likely Oklahoma voters believe that the current welfare system discourages marriage and should be changed. By comparison, 20.6 percent of respondents said the system does not need to be changed and 9 percent had no opinion. Respondents were asked the following question: “Oftentimes, under Oklahoma’s current welfare system, a young woman can receive more financial benefits by remaining single than by marrying the father of her children. Other times, a woman who is already married, can receive more financial benefits by separating from or divorcing her husband

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  • Public opinion research means truly representative policy agendas

    on May 13, 11 • in PollBlog • with No Comments

    Recently, Shapard Research/SoonerPoll.com conducted an extensive citizen satisfaction and public attitudes study for the City of Tulsa.  This study gathered the opinions of over 1800 Tulsa residents on a wide range of issues important to their community.  The result was an overwhelming positive response from the community, media, and elected officials of Tulsa to the information they gleaned from this study.  The model used by Tulsa can and should be used by municipalities across Oklahoma. Here’s why this model of public opinion research is the most effective tool local government leaders can utilize to connect

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