Oklahoma Poll


Sunday, July 25th 2004, 1:54 pm
By: News On 6


61% of registered voters say they would vote in favor of the lottery question on November's ballot. 37% are against it. Very few people are undecided on this issue.
In Tulsa the gap between pro and con is just over 15 percent. But look at Oklahoma City the gap there is about 35 percent.

In the rest of the state there’s about a 20 percent difference between pro and con voters.

Right now it appears the undecided vote will have little impact in November but "campaigning" between now and then could change voter trends. The biggest shift in opinion on the lottery issue has been in Tulsa where opposition has grown more than 20 percent since the last Oklahoma Poll in April.

Support is not as strong for another gambling question on the November ballot. When asked if they would vote "for" or "against" a law that would allow Indian tribes and state-licensed racetracks to use electronic gaming machines, 52 percent of voters say they favor it. 40 percent are opposed. Here, the 8 percent undecided vote could be a factor and with a 6% gap in opinion outside of Tulsa and Oklahoma city that vote could go either way.