But supporters of non- partisan city elections nearly split the issue.

Tulsans are not convinced that nonpartisan elections are the best way to choose their mayor, auditor and city councilors, the Oklahoma Poll shows.

Forty-three percent of those polled believe that city elections should be held among candidates without a party affiliation while 48 percent oppose such an idea.

The responses come from voters who responded to the Oklahoma Poll conducted Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 by SoonerPoll.com. The poll involved 405 likely voters in the city of Tulsa.

Currently, candidates for municipal offices run as Republicans, Democrats and independents.

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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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