The distance from Rosa Golden’s home in Bluejacket to the Claremore Veterans Center, where her husband lives in the Alzheimer’s unit, is about 50 miles.

It’s a trip she doesn’t make as often now that gasoline is approaching $4 a gallon.

“That’s a hardship for him and for me,” Golden said. “But I can’t afford to do it. That’s part of life, I guess.”

Golden isn’t alone.

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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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