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Results of Canadian County Dems issue poll at Burger Day

posted May 14, 2017, 8:38 PM by Jody Harlan

Canadian County Democrats show off their new brochures at Burger Day in El Reno. The Democrats polled Burger Day visitors on their top concerns.

MUSTANG, Okla. – Thirty percent of Burger Day participants were most concerned about public education on May 6, according to an unofficial bean poll conducted the Canadian County Democrats at their booth on Woodson Street in Mustang.

Hundreds of visitors stopped by the Democrats’ booth to drop pinto beans into 11 slots with trending topics separated by acrylic and wood.

Children also enjoyed a free bean bag game sponsored by the Democrats.

“The bean poll is a fun way for people to prioritize their top concerns,” Canadian County Democrats Vice Chair Dennis Purifoy said. “We had lines of people in front of our booth all day long. Burger Day was definitely one of our most successful events all year long.”

Democratic volunteers reported the second most popular issue in the bean poll was veterans services at 18 percent with healthcare coming in third at 17 percent.

Other topics of interest included Medicare at 7 percent, equal pay/minimum wage increase at 5 percent, roads and bridges at 5 %, social programs at 3 percent, wind and solar energy at 3 percent, birth control at 2.5 percent, earthquakes at 2 percent and local government at 2 percent.

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.  For more information, phone 405- 326-3600 or visit http://www.canadiancodems.org/ .

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