Education funding measure supported, Oklahoma Poll shows
Almost two-thirds of Oklahomans favor tying public education funding to a regional average, the latest Oklahoma Poll shows.
Sixty-five percent of the 755 people surveyed July 16-21 said they support State Question 744, a controversial measure set for the Nov. 2 general election ballot that would amend the state Constitution to require per-pupil spending to be on par with adjoining states.
By at least one estimate, the measure would cost $1.7 billion over three years to implement.
SQ 744 is one of 11 state questions scheduled for the Nov. 2 ballot. The Oklahoma Poll asked respondents about eight of the questions, including one � SQ 754 � that is designed to negate SQ 744.
Observers have wondered what would happen if both passed, but at this early juncture, that appears unlikely. Just 22 percent of those polled supported SQ 754.