Approval ratings steady


Sooners split on Bush, generally like Henry and both senators.

Approval ratings for President Bush, U.S. Sens. James Inhofe and Tom Coburn and Gov. Brad Henry remained steady through the last nine months of 2007, according to the most recent Oklahoma Poll.

The survey of 745 likely Oklahoma voters was conducted Dec. 16-19 by

Inhofe’s approval rating of 56 percent was essentially unchanged from April, the last time the Oklahoma Poll asked about his job performance. Inhofe appears to be well on his way to election to a third full term in November despite hopeful sounds from Democrats backing the candidacy of state Sen. Andrew Rice.

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Bill is the founder of 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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