Many voters unhappy with city’s direction

Crime and city hall turmoil also rank high as concerns, a poll reveals.

Tulsa voters aren’t happy about the direction their city is headed, are worried about crime and have tired of bickering at City Hall.

An Oklahoma Poll conducted Feb. 24-26 found nearly 40 percent rated crime first on a list of six issues, and more than 60 percent said they felt less safe than four years ago.

Almost 60 percent said conflict on the City Council is hurting Tulsa, and 54.5 percent said the city is “on the wrong track.”

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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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