Will Rogers once said Oklahomans would vote dry as long as they could stagger to the polls. He wasn’t entirely right, but he might not have been entirely wrong, either.

Although Oklahomans eventually legalized package sales and, later, county-option liquor by the drink, they apparently are far from ready to give up one of the last vestiges of the state’s prohibitionist past.

By almost 2-to-1, respondents to the latest Oklahoma Poll said they will vote against a measure on next Tuesday’s ballot that would allow liquor stores to stay open during elections.

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Bill is the founder of SoonerPoll.com and ShapardResearch, a full service market research firm based in Oklahoma City. Bill began his career in polling after working on a major campaign in Oklahoma from 1996 until founding SoonerPoll in 2004. Under Bill’s leadership, SoonerPoll has become the leading public opinion polling company in the state of Oklahoma conducting more public opinion polls for Oklahoma news media than all other pollsters combined since 2006. Bill’s commitment to go above and beyond the AAPOR ethical guidelines of minimum disclosure ensures that SoonerPoll produces quality results every time. Bill has lectured at Oklahoma State University on developing polling methodologies, data collection processes, and advanced likely voter sampling techniques. Bill also serves as an on-air political commentator for Oklahoma television stations.

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