Sixty-five percent of respondents approve of the job he’s doing.

Tulsans like what they’ve seen so far of Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Keith Ballard, but they haven’t seen much change in the district’s performance, the most recent Oklahoma Poll found.

Nearly two-thirds of the 405 Tulsa residents surveyed by from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 gave Ballard a favorable approval rating. Only 10 percent disapproved of the job he’s done since taking over the district last October.

“I see him being more open,” said poll respondent Richard Bishop, whose grandson just entered grade school in TPS. “He’s made some adjustments, the school board is giving him direction, and I think he can take us there.”

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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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