QuikTrip clerk Tommy Hess stocks beer in the cooler of the 15th Street and Denver Avenue store in Tulsa on Thursday. Photo by CHRISTOPHER SMITH/ Tulsa World

Story by Randy Krehbiel World Staff Writer.

Oklahomans are not exactly tipsy over the prospects of wine and strong beer sales in grocery and convenience stores, the latest Oklahoma Poll has found.

Fifty-eight percent of the 520 likely voters surveyed in early January by SoonerPoll.com said they opposed a proposal to make wine and beer with alcohol content in excess of 3.2 percent more readily available.

“It’s a bad idea,” said poll respondent Jeff Molina of Sapulpa. “It’ll make (alcohol) too accessible. I used to work at a grocery store when I was younger, and I know if you have (alcohol) there, it’ll be a problem.”

The results are encouraging to people like Richard Hartman, owner of Ajax Liquor Emporium, 8125 E. 51st St.

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