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Canadian County poll Czech Fest visitors on top issues

posted Oct 5, 2015, 9:42 PM by Jody Harlan   [ updated Oct 5, 2015, 10:35 PM ]

YUKON, Okla. – The top issue for 25.4 percent of Czech Festival visitors was funding for storm shelters in public schools, according to an unofficial issue poll taken by the Canadian County Democrats on October 3 at their booth on 4th Street in Yukon.

Hundreds of visitors stopped by to drop pinto beans into a home-made display with 11 slots separated by Plexiglas. 

The Democrats also offered a free bean bag toss with prizes for children.

There was a three-way tie for second most popular issue with visitors casting votes for effective public education, heath care and veterans services.

The remaining issues earned the following percentages: protecting Medicare 8.7 percent, raising the minimum wage 7.9 percent, access to birth control 7.1 percent; more jobs, better pay 5.5 percent, wind and solar energy 5.5 percent, better roads, bridges and public transit 4.7 percent,  and earthquakes 4.2 percent..

“This was the second year that the Canadian County Democrats used our “bean poll” to rank the issues on people’s minds,” Canadian County Democrats Chair Jody Harlan said. “We appreciate the Yukon Review reporting the results and look forward to taking the same type of survey at future events.”

The Canadian County Democrats meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, except December, at the Yukon Police Department, 100 S. Ranchwood Boulevard.  All Democrats are welcome.  For more information, phone 405- 354-3189 or visit