Oklahoma Poll
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August 10, 2008
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Bill Shapard

Election enthusiasm spotty

Registrations show young are yawning

Young adults in Oklahoma who have never voted are collectively yawning about the presidential race, a Tulsa World review of state voter registration data suggests.

Statewide voter registration rates among those ages 18 to 27 has increased just 0.9 percent since the 2006 general election, State Election Board records show.

That compares with a 4.1 percent increase in registration among the rest of the state voter population during the same time period.

Those rates mirror a recent Oklahoma Poll that found just 38 percent of all voters were more enthusiastic than usual about this year's elections.

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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.