March 28, 2023
Bipartisan polling firm RABA Research (Red America Blue America) conducted an online survey of 508 Oklahomans March 27 – 28, 2023. The survey looked at respondents’ opinions of Governor Stitt, and State Superintendent of Education Ryan Walters. Additionally, RABA Research investigated a variety of workplace issues being considered by Oklahoma’s legislature.
Of particular note, 73% of respondents do not “support state lawmakers diverting tax revenue away from neighborhood public schools to use for private school vouchers”.
The results of this survey show an 87% of respondents “believe Oklahomans should be able to join a union if they choose to”. And 81% believe “Oklahoma’s workers should be able to contribute a portion of their own wages to their employee association or union through a payroll deduction if they choose to”.
When asked if teachers should be able to use corporal punishment on students with disabilities whom they believe have misbehaved, 77% of respondents replied “no”.
Key Findings: Below are several key findings from the research.
- 81% of respondents believe Oklahoma’s workers should be able to contribute a portion of their own wages to their employee association or union through a payroll deduction if they choose to.
- 57% of respondents said they would be less likely to support your legislator if you knew he or she voted to allow tax dollars to be spent on private education.
- Kevin Stitt is viewed favorably by 47% of respondents, unfavorably by 42%, and 11% said they were not familiar.
- Ryan Walters is viewed favorably by 33% of respondents, unfavorably by 32%, and 35% said they were not familiar.