Tulsans apparently weren’t kidding around when they said they wanted the streets fixed.

They favor a proposed sales tax extension for street repairs by more than 3-to-1, according to the latest Oklahoma Poll, and a bond issue that would raise property taxes by almost 2-to-1.

“I just think it’s something that has to be done,” said poll respondent Jane Etheridge. “We’ll end up paying, one way or the other.”

Forty-four percent said streets were the No. 1 problem facing the city, far ahead of economic development and jobs, which came in second at 17 percent.

The poll, conducted for the TulsaWorld and KOTV, channel 6, by SoonerPoll.com of Oklahoma City, surveyed 503 likely Tulsa voters. Of those, 411 said they definitely intend to vote on the two measures on Tuesday’s ballot in Tulsa that would finance a five-year, $451.6 million street improvement program.

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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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