Oklahoma Poll
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September 7, 2009
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Bill Shapard

Elections by party holds edge in poll

But supporters of non- partisan city elections nearly split the issue.

Tulsans are not convinced that nonpartisan elections are the best way to choose their mayor, auditor and city councilors, the Oklahoma Poll shows.

Forty-three percent of those polled believe that city elections should be held among candidates without a party affiliation while 48 percent oppose such an idea.

The responses come from voters who responded to the Oklahoma Poll conducted Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 by SoonerPoll.com. The poll involved 405 likely voters in the city of Tulsa.

Currently, candidates for municipal offices run as Republicans, Democrats and independents.

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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.