Oklahoma Poll
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September 11, 2005
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Bill Shapard

Buildup in Iraq gains support

As a majority of Oklahomans continues to believe that the United States made the right decision in sending armed forces to Iraq, a growing percentage favors sending more troops, a late August Oklahoma Poll shows.

The findings of the Aug. 26-28 survey included a significant change from the Oklahoma Poll taken in June, in which those surveyed statewide leaned decidedly toward withdrawing troops over sending more, said the poll's consultant, Al Soltow.

In the June poll, 23 percent called for bringing the troops home, and only 14 percent said more troops are needed in Iraq, said Soltow, the director of research at the University of Tulsa.

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Bill Shapard
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Bill Shapard

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.