Oklahoma Poll
January 10, 2011
Bill Shapard

Tulsa World: Many Tulsans consider Fallin a mystery

By Randy Krehbiel, Tulsa World

Mary Fallin may have scored a sweeping victory in November, but on the eve of her inauguration as the state's 27th governor, it appears she is still an unknown entity to many Oklahomans.

Fallin, a Republican, received 60 percent of the vote to win the Nov. 2 general election against Democrat Jari Askins.

In an Oklahoma Poll conducted last week, however, only 52 percent gave her a positive rating.

A third had no opinion.

"She's kind of unknown to me, really," said poll respondent Jane Baker of Tulsa. "I know her name, of course, but I have not really studied decisions she has made."

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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.