Oklahoma Poll
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December 28, 2007
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Bill Shapard

War stays top issue

But voters are increasingly weighing morals and the economy when considering presidential candidates.

The Iraq war continues to be Oklahoma voters' foremost issue as they pick their way through a crowded presidential field despite a steep decline in its perceived importance, according to the most recent Oklahoma Poll.

Twenty-two percent of the 745 likely voters surveyed Dec. 16-19 by SoonerPoll.com named the war as the single most important issue in their choice for president.

But that was down by nearly one-third from April, when 32 percent said it was their No. 1 issue. Morals and religious issues jumped more than six percentage points into second place, at 11 percent, followed closely by concerns about the economy and the candidates' character traits.

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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.