Oklahoma City
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February 3, 2011
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Bill Shapard

Oklahoma Gazette: Most OKC voters would punt the idea of luring another major sports franchise with a tax increase

Story by Clifton Adcock

A recent survey shows that a majority of Oklahoma City voters oppose the Lingerie Football League franchise coming to the city, as well as a tax increase to lure a new major sports franchise to the city.

A recent survey shows that a majority of Oklahoma City voters oppose the Lingerie Football League franchise coming to the city, as well as a tax increase to lure a new major sports franchise to the city.

The same poll also found that most Oklahoma City voters surveyed would not support an additional big-league sports franchise besides professional basketball.

The poll of 303 registered voters in Oklahoma City was conducted by SoonerPoll.com and sponsored by Oklahoma Gazette. The poll, which was conducted Dec. 27 to Dec. 29, 2010, by live interviewers via telephone, has a margin of error of plus or minus 5.26 percent.

A combined 69 percent of those surveyed said they would not support a city tax increase to lure another major sports franchise to the city, according to poll results.

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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.