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  • 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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  • Poll finds Oklahomans willing to reform state spending

    on Mar 14, 12 • in Statewide • with 1 Comment

    The majority of likely Oklahoma voters polled support a variety of reforms that analysts estimate would save the state of Oklahoma money, according to a recent SoonerPoll study. The survey asked respondents whether they supported implementing cost saving reforms in several areas of annual state spending. In each of the four areas polled, majorities of 55 percent or more supported implementing the cost saving reforms. The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) created a list of what OCPA analysts consider to be, waste, inefficiencies and non-core services in state spending. OCPA holds that the cost saving

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

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

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    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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