Tulsa World: SQ 744 opposition rises
By Randy Krehbiel, Tulsa World
The most hotly debated of the 11 state questions on Tuesday's statewide ballot appears headed for defeat, according to the latest Oklahoma Poll.
State Question 744, which would require an annual funding increase of as much as $1.7 billion for common education, was opposed by two-thirds of those surveyed last week by SoonerPoll.com.
Just three months ago, in July, the results were exactly the opposite - two-thirds of those surveyed supported the measure.
"To go from 60 percent of Republicans and 70 percent of Democrats supporting it to (this) is remarkable," said SoonerPoll.com President Bill Shapard.