Canadian County Dems poll Czech Fest visitors

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YUKON, Okla. –  – Education is the top concern for 28.9 percent of Czech Day visitors, according to an issue poll taken by the Canadian County Democrats on October 7 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.

“Our booth was packed all day with families who had a great time voting on the issues,” Canadian County Democrats Chair Jody Harlan said. “We call it the ‘Bean Pole,’ and it starts people talking about what matters most to them.”

The second most popular issue in the opinion poll was health care at 20.1 percent followed veterans’ issues at 16.9 percent.

Other issues earned the following percentages: protecting Medicare/Social Security 7.7 percent; access to birth control 6 percent; better roads, bridges and public transit 6 percent; wind and solar energy 3.8 percent; equal pay and minimum wage increase 3.4 percent; earthquakes 3 percent; social services 2.5 percent; and local government 2 percent.

“This was the fourth year that the Canadian County Democrats used our bean poll to rank the issues on people’s minds,” Harlan said. “People seems to really it, so I’m sure we will take 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