By TOM DROEGE World Staff Writer

Residents are divided on AEP-PSO’s aggressive tree-trimming policy, an Oklahoma Poll finds.    Tulsans are split over the way  AEP-PSO trims trees around power lines, according to the latest  Oklahoma Poll.

The buzz of chain saws in  shady neighborhoods is dreaded  and welcomed by nearly the  same number of residents, the  poll found.

And more than half those surveyed say they’re willing to pay  more on their electric bills to  have the lines buried.

The poll of 500 likely voters  was conducted Oct. 7-10 by Oklahoma City-based  Sponsored by the Tulsa World  and KOTV-Channel 6, the Oklahoma Poll has a margin of error  of 4.4 percent.

When asked to describe the  quality of the power company’s  tree trimming, 44 percent said  crews are cutting about the right   amount or not enough. The majority — 46 percent — said the  company is trimming too aggressively.

Poll participant Phyllis Levy  cringes at the word trimming,  which she thinks is a euphemism after seeing the way AEP-PSO cut trees near her neighborhood.

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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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