Cumulative Turnout Percentage by Date by 2014 Primary Turnout

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Voters in the primary voted earlier and established a wide turnout advantage over those who did not vote in the primary.

The turnout difference is dramatic. Fully 96% of those who voted in the primary returned for the general versus only 58% of those who skipped the primary.

SOURCES of RAW DATA: Oregon Secretary of State, L2 of Bellevue Washington.

Percentage of Total Turnout by Date by 2014 Primary Turnout

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Voters in the primary voted earlier than those who had not voted in the primary.

SOURCES of RAW DATA: Oregon Secretary of State, L2 of Bellevue Washington.

Cumulative Turnout Percentage by Date by Vote Propensity

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Higher propensity voters in Oregon turn around that old Chicago political machine admonition about turnout: they vote earlier and they more often vote.

DEFINITION: Vote frequency measured as number of times voted in the preceding two primaries (2012 and 2014) and two generals (2010 and 2012).

SOURCES of RAW DATA: Oregon Secretary of State, L2 of Bellevue Washington.

Percentage of Total Turnout by Date by Vote Propensity

 

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Higher propensity voters generally return their ballots earlier.

DEFINITION: Vote frequency measured as number of times voted in the preceding two primaries (2012 and 2014) and two generals (2010 and 2012).

SOURCES of RAW DATA: Oregon Secretary of State, L2 of Bellevue Washington.

Oregon Compulsory Vaccination Law Expansion Opposed

 

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Oregonians oppose making the compulsory vaccination exemptions harder to get.

In general, Oregonians do not like restricting individual rights unless there is a good reason. An anti-compulsory vaccination initiative ballot measure nearly became law in November 1916. When it came up again in November 1920, it was defeated in a landslide. Oregonians had learned.

QUESTION: Do you support or oppose restricting the ability of parents to exempt their children from compulsory vaccination?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: Live telephone interviews of 400 likely Oregon gubernatorial general election voters were conducted February 9-11, 2015. The margin of error at the sample median is 5%. Quotas were established based on gender, age, party, and region. Totals may not equal 100% due to rounding.

This poll was conducted entirely at the expense of The Lindholm Company, LLC without outside support.

Oregon State Fuels Standard Law Supported

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Oregonians support a law that would apply carbon standards to fuels. This is to be expected since nothing contrary has been suggested.

QUESTION: Do you support or oppose a state standard for fuels that will generate less in carbon emissions?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: Live telephone interviews of 400 likely Oregon gubernatorial general election voters were conducted February 9-11, 2015. The margin of error at the sample median is 5%. Quotas were established based on gender, age, party, and region. Totals may not equal 100% due to rounding.

This poll was conducted entirely at the expense of The Lindholm Company, LLC without outside support.

Oregon Legal Aid Program Getting Unclaimed Money Supported

 

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Giving unclaimed money to legal aid is supported.

QUESTION: Do you support or oppose use of unclaimed money from class-action settlements for Legal Aid programs?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: Live telephone interviews of 400 likely Oregon gubernatorial general election voters were conducted February 9-11, 2015. The margin of error at the sample median is 5%. Quotas were established based on gender, age, party, and region. Totals may not equal 100% due to rounding.

This poll was conducted entirely at the expense of The Lindholm Company, LLC without outside support.

Oregon Automatic Voter Registration Law Just Hits 50%

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Making voter registration automatic just hits 50% support.

QUESTION: Do you support or oppose automatic voter registration for people 18 and older, unless they choose to opt out, when they obtain or renew driver’s licenses?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: Live telephone interviews of 400 likely Oregon gubernatorial general election voters were conducted February 9-11, 2015. The margin of error at the sample median is 5%. Quotas were established based on gender, age, party, and region. Totals may not equal 100% due to rounding.

This poll was conducted entirely at the expense of The Lindholm Company, LLC without outside support.

 

Oregon Paid Sick Leave Law Supported

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Nearly 60% of Oregonians support a paid sick leave law.

QUESTION: Do you support or oppose requiring all businesses in Oregon to provide paid sick leave to employees?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: Live telephone interviews of 400 likely Oregon gubernatorial general election voters were conducted February 9-11, 2015. The margin of error at the sample median is 5%. Quotas were established based on gender, age, party, and region. Totals may not equal 100% due to rounding.

This poll was conducted entirely at the expense of The Lindholm Company, LLC without outside support.

Gov. Kitzhaber Pre-Resignation Job Performance

 

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In a poll take prior to his resignation, Oregonians had a dim view of how Governor Kitzhaber performed his job. The largest portion, more than a third, rated his performance “poor.”

Another way to express these data is in terms of his approval rating. In that case, he would be significantly under water at 31% approve versus 65% disapprove.

QUESTION: How would you rate the job Governor John Kitzhaber is doing: excellent, good, fair, poor?

METHODOLOGY: Live telephone interviews of 400 likely Oregon gubernatorial general election voters were conducted February 9-11, 2015. The margin of error at the sample median is 5%. Quotas were established based on gender, age, party, and region. Totals may not equal 100% due to rounding.

This poll was conducted entirely at the expense of The Lindholm Company, LLC without outside support.