By ZACK STOYCOFF World Staff Writer

Tulsans generally favor voting on a proposed $818 million capital improvements package in a single election this November rather than in separate elections for roadwork and other capital projects, according to an Oklahoma Poll conducted this month.

But a small sampling of poll respondents indicates that the format of the proposal isn’t so important as long as voters can elect to continue fixing Tulsa’s streets.

“I’d say the streets are just overwhelming everything,” said Dale Hartz, who prefers a single election but said he would gladly vote in separate elections. “They just need to get with it – probably a billion-dollar bond issue or whatever is needed.”

Officials have proposed renewing the city’s third-penny sales tax and issuing general obligation bonds for roadwork and other capital needs, such as public safety equipment and repairs to city facilities, over at least five years.

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About the Oklahoma Poll

The poll of 400 likely voters was conducted June 1-5 by, using a random digit-dialing technique that included cellphone and landline telephone numbers. Results were weighted by gender, age and party. The poll was sponsored by the Tulsa World. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

This poll conforms to the Standards of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls. A complete description of the methodology can be found here.

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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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