Oklahoma Poll
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February 5, 2010
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Bill Shapard

Poll backs tax for public safety

Tulsans are open to the possibility of a tax increase to pay for police and fire protection, according to an Oklahoma Poll conducted this week.

Fifty-two percent of the 318 voters surveyed Monday through Wednesday said they would "favor an additional tax dedicated to funding police and fire." The question did not specify what kind of tax or how much of one.

"If we really need 140-something police, we're going to have to find a way to fund it," said poll respondent Stephen Lee. "I guess that would be another city sales tax, but I don't know what's practical and what isn't."

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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.