Posts Tagged ‘Tulsa World’

  • Tulsa World: Poll shows Oklahomans truly vary on climate change issues

    on Aug 21, 12 • in Oklahoma Poll • with No Comments

    July 18, 2012

    By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer Oklahomans’ attitudes and opinions on climate change can be as hard to interpret as an occluded front in March. Only 8 percent of the 495 surveyed in the latest Oklahoma Poll think human activity is solely responsible for any change in the Earth’s climate. But two-thirds think human activity may be partly responsible. More than half say the record-breaking heat of the past 18 months has not changed their minds about climate change. But more than a third says it has. One interpretation might be that while Oklahomans are

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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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  • 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

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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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  • Remember the poll that said…

    on Dec 8, 11 • in Diverse, PollBlog, Tulsa • with No Comments

    Rarely do pollsters ever want to look back themselves or have anyone bring up their pre-election poll results AFTER the election. We do. You might be able to come up with several reasons why it should be done, but we believe the most important one is ACCOUNTABILITY, which seldom exists in the public opinion polling industry.  Yes, we have a rather good track record with our pre-election poll results in comparison to election day and, given that fact, its probably easy for us to conduct this type of analysis.  However, we have even been wrong a few times and written

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  • Tulsa World Poll shows strong support for Tulsa’s Fix Our Streets program

    on Nov 23, 11 • in Diverse, Oklahoma Poll, Tulsa • with No Comments

    By BRIAN BARBER World Staff Writer Most Tulsans are happy with the way the $451.6 million Fix Our Streets effort is going and will vote to renew the improvements tax package when it’s time, a new Tulsa World-sponsored poll showed. The effort to rebuild and repair the city’s crumbling arterial and residential streets was approved by voters in 2008, with the work to wrap up in 2014. Those polled were asked whether they approve or disapprove of how the work is progressing. A large majority – 64 percent – said they somewhat-to-strongly approve, while

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  • Tulsa World Poll: Poll finds voters split on campaigning by police, firefighters

    on Nov 8, 11 • in Oklahoma Poll, Tulsa • with No Comments

    By Randy Krehbiel – Tulsa World Staff Writer A Tulsa firefighter campaigns during a city election in July 2009. [News on 6 file photo] Tulsans are split almost evenly over whether firefighters and other city employees should have been allowed to actively campaign in this year’s city elections. Mayor Dewey Bartlett issued an executive order this year banning such activities, reversing the policy of his predecessor Kathy Taylor. An even 50 percent of the 508 likely voters surveyed by SoonerPoll.com from Oct. 27-Nov. 1 agreed with Bartlett. Forty-seven percent said the police and firefighters should

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  • Tulsa World Poll: Majority oppose City Charter changes

    on Nov 6, 11 • in Diverse, Oklahoma Poll, Tulsa • with No Comments

    By P.J. LASSEK & BRIAN BARBER World Staff Writers Tulsans may be fed up with City Hall controversies, but a new Tulsa World-sponsored poll indicates a majority of voters aren’t ready to adopt a council-city manager form of government or to add at-large councilors to the current structure. But they do support with slight majorities returning councilors to two-year terms and moving to nonpartisan races. SoonerPoll.com CEO Bill Shapard said he is cautious about the poll results on the four City Charter amendments because they are barely majorities. Noncandidate issues can also be particularly unstable

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  • Tulsa World: Tulsa mayor announces 53 new streetlights to help fight crime

    on Sep 29, 11 • in PollBlog • with No Comments

    By BRIAN BARBER World Staff Writer Mayor Dewey Bartlett and utility officials announced Wednesday that 53 new streetlights will be installed as part of the “Lights On!” initiative. “Citizens told us through a survey that more lights in neighborhoods would make them feel safer at night,” Bartlett said during a news conference at the corner of Lewis Avenue and Mohawk Boulevard. “This wasn’t just in one specific area of Tulsa but throughout Tulsa that people felt this way, and we are trying to react to that in a positive way.” Mohawk from Lewis to Peoria

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