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June 2, 2011
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Bill Shapard

Journal Record: Economic issues, the tea party, and what Oklahomans really think

By Jerrod Shouse, a blogger for the Journal Record and legislative lobbyist at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

What are the most important issues facing America: economic issues like taxes, government spending and job creation, or social issues like immigration, gun rights and the right to life?

SoonerPoll recently asked Oklahomans about their preferences on economic issues vs. social issues, and the results may surprise you.

Over 500 likely Oklahoma voters were polled, and, of those, 63.3 percent said economic issues are more important than social issues. For 21.2 percent, social issues were the most important, and 15.6 percent had no opinion.

Honestly, I believed more Oklahoma voters would place a greater importance on social issues. But what did I base that belief on?

Read more of this article at journalrecord.com

Bill Shapard
About the Author

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.