Oklahomans don’t like President Barack Obama.

A lot.

Obama’s Oklahoma Poll approval rating fell to 27 percent in July, the lowest for any elected official in the 17-year history of the survey.

The previous low for an elected official was former Gov. David Walters’ 33 percent in both 1993 and 1994. The previous low for a president was Obama’s 36 percent in January of this year. Before that, it was President Bill Clinton’s 37 percent at the end of 1994.

Reasons for the state’s discontent with the current chief executive range from the state of the economy to the belief that he’s planning to turn the country over to “his Muslim brothers.”

The relative few who support Obama give him credit for tackling health care reform and doing the best possible job under difficult circumstances.

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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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