Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #6801
Analysis: On the eve of the 9/13/05 Special Election, Oklahomans overwhelmingly reject State Question 723, the Fuel Tax increase, according to a SurveyUSA poll of 398 likely Oklahoma voters, conducted for KFOR-TV and KJRH-TV. 81% vote "No" on Question 723. 19% vote "Yes". In 3 polls over the last 6 weeks, opposition has held steady at 80% or 81%. Opposition is strongest among voters age 35-49 (7:1 against), conservatives (5:1), and non-urban voters (5:1). Opposition is less strong among liberals (2:1), the most educated voters (2:1), and urban voters (3:1).
Filtering: 1,600 Oklahoma adults were interviewed 9/9/05 - 9/11/05. Of them, 1,341 were registered voters. Of them, 398 were judged to be "likely" voters. Crosstabs reflect "likely" voters.
Pollster Caveat: Poll predictions are less precise for "landslide" elections, because voters often lose interest once they perceive that the outcome of an election is a foregone conclusion. Typically in a referendum where one side appears to have 80% of the vote, only the most passionate show up to vote.
On September 13th, Oklahoma will have a special election to decide State Question 723. State Question 723 would raise the tax on a gallon of gasoline by up to 5 cents, and raise the tax on a gallon of diesel by up to 8 cents, to increase funding for bridges and highways. If the special election were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, would you vote Yes? Or Vote No? On State Question 723?
398 Likely VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationEducationIdeologyRegionUrban Suburban Rural
Credibility Interval: ± 4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependGrad SchCollege Some ColNo ColleConservaModerateLiberalWestern Eastern UrbanSuburbanRural
Composition of Likely Voters100%50%50%17%33%27%23%83%4%2%11%49%42%8%18%23%28%31%47%42%10%50%50%34%29%37%
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.