Oklahoma Poll
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January 17, 2010
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Bill Shapard

Voters against health-care bill

Sixty-three percent of those polled opposed Congress' measure.

Whether it's Hervey Barbour, who sees health-care reform as the framework for an all-encompassing bureaucracy, or John Jinks, who suspects it is just another way for doctors and drug companies to make money, Oklahomans don't trust Washington to get health-care reform right.

Sixty-three percent of those surveyed in the most recent Oklahoma Poll opposed the measure being forged in Congress. More than half thought health-care reform would negatively affect them.

"Generally, I think the bill that's in Congress is crap," said poll respondent Barbour, a retiree from Pryor. "It is not really reform. They're trying to get control of the American people."

Even a majority of Oklahomans without insurance opposed health-care reform, although not necessarily for the same reasons as Barbour.

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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.