Voters surveyed had qualms about the funding of public facilities improvements.

Five of the six ballot propositions that make up the city’s $250 million general obligation bond package seem headed to approval by voters April 5, the latest Oklahoma Poll shows.

The ballot items addressing transportation, sanitary sewer, flood control and police and fire needs were supported in the survey by strong margins, ranging from 59 percent to 74.2 percent.

The fate of the proposition to fund public facilities repairs and improvements, which had 45.4 percent support, is in the hands of undecided voters, the poll shows.

Mayor Bill LaFortune said the poll numbers are encouraging.

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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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