By Randy Krehbiel, Tulsa World

Oklahoma’s two U.S. senators remain highly popular and President Barack Obama highly unpopular, according to the latest Oklahoma Poll.

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn’s approval rating tipped the scales at 70 percent, maintaining his all-time high achieved in October.

Coburn did well in just about every demographic group, with a majority of only those who identified themselves as “very liberal” disapproving of his job performance.

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe’s rating slipped slightly, from 64 percent in October to 59 percent in the survey taken last week. Inhofe was not as strong as Coburn among moderates and slightly conservative voters and much weaker with women and singles.

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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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