Oklahoma Poll Shows A Split River Tax Vote

Saturday, October 6th 2007, 8:19 pm
By: News On 6

With only three days until the Arkansas River tax vote, Tulsa County is evenly split. The latest Oklahoma Poll from The News On 6 and the 'Tulsa World' shows support for the river tax has grown but the opposition still holds a slight lead. Forty-one percent likely voters now say they support the proposal. Forty-three percent say they oppose the plan. Sixteen percent say they do not know how they will vote on Tuesday. Since we last polled voters in July, the 'River Yes' side has gained 2.5 points.

The 'River No' camp has lost ground, about 9 points. The undecided vote has grown from 9% to 16%, so the results on Tuesday could be very close.

We asked voters why they were for or against the proposal. Among those who say they are against the plan, 29% say they do not want any more taxes. Twenty-four percent say streets and other projects should have higher priority.

Among those who support the proposal, 52% say it will be good for Tulsa and the area needs the development. Twenty-five percent say the plan will bring jobs and economic development to the area.

The Oklahoma Poll is a partnership of The News On 6 and the 'Tulsa World.' The poll surveyed 634 likely voters in Tulsa County this past week. The margin of error is 3.8%.

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