Oklahoma Poll
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October 23, 2005
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Bill Shapard

Tulsans split on tree cutting

By TOM DROEGE World Staff Writer

Residents are divided on AEP-PSO's aggressive tree-trimming policy, an Oklahoma Poll finds.��� Tulsans are split over the way� AEP-PSO trims trees around power lines, according to the latest� Oklahoma Poll.

The buzz of chain saws in� shady neighborhoods is dreaded� and welcomed by nearly the� same number of residents, the� poll found.

And more than half those surveyed say they're willing to pay� more on their electric bills to� have the lines buried.

The poll of 500 likely voters� was conducted Oct. 7-10 by Oklahoma City-based SoonerPoll.com.� Sponsored by the Tulsa World� and KOTV-Channel 6, the Oklahoma Poll has a margin of error� of 4.4 percent.

When asked to describe the� quality of the power company's� tree trimming, 44 percent said� crews are cutting about the right�� amount or not enough. The majority -- 46 percent -- said the� company is trimming too aggressively.

Poll participant Phyllis Levy� cringes at the word trimming,� which she thinks is a euphemism after seeing the way AEP-PSO cut trees near her neighborhood.

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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.