By Randy Krehbiel, Tulsa World

Oklahomans don’t like the idea of mandated health insurance, but they are otherwise uncertain about the massive health-care reform bill signed into law last year, according to the latest Oklahoma Poll.

Many of the 520 likely voters surveyed by during Jan.3-6 gave what appeared to be conflicting answers on 11 questions dealing with the issue.

Two-thirds favored Oklahoma taking legal efforts to block the health-care reform, but only 37 percent said the entire law should be repealed.

And, even among those who said the entire law should be repealed, about two-thirds then identified at least one element of it they thought should be retained.

By the same token, among the 15 percent who thought the new law should be left intact, about one-third named some portion they wanted repealed.

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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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