Eugene City Councilor Name ID in North Eugene

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The order is almost identical with South Eugene. The key differences is that Mike Clark and George Poling are ahead of George Brown and Alan Zelenka on the list. It’s their part of the city, so one should expect this.

Again, Chris Pryor comes in second despite being both from out of the area and not long in office.

QUESTION: Now, I am going to read the names of some people. Please tell me whether you have heard of each. IF HEARD OF… Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of ______ IF FAVORABLE OR UNFAVORABLE: Is that strongly or somewhat?
RANDOMIZE ORDER
1. George Brown
2. Betty Taylor
3. Alan Zelenka
4. George Poling
5. Mike Clark
6. Greg Evans
7. Claire Syrett
8. Chris Pryor

Other persons and organizations tested.

METHODOLOGY: Pooled dataset of 800 cases based on four survey. Each survey was comprised of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General election voters. These were conducted on July 8-10, July 23-24, July 30-31, and September 15-16, 2014. The margin of error at the sample median is plus or minus four percent for the complete sample. Totals may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

The margin of error at the sample median for the North Eugene sub sample of 208 is plus or minus seven percent.

North Eugene is comprised of wards 4 and 5.

Eugene City Councilor Name ID in South Eugene

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As one would expect, Betty Taylor is the best known in South Eugene. Councilors Alan Zelenka and George Brown also represent the area. Long-serving councilor George Polling is also well known. Chris Pryor, from out the area and less long serving is much higher on the list than one would expect.

There is one very unexpected result. Though Claire Syrett has been in office longer than Evans and caters to that area (e.g, a leading Paid Sick Leave advocate) she has the lowest Name ID.

QUESTION: Now, I am going to read the names of some people. Please tell me whether you have heard of each. IF HEARD OF… Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of ______ IF FAVORABLE OR UNFAVORABLE: Is that strongly or somewhat?
RANDOMIZE ORDER
1. George Brown
2. Betty Taylor
3. Alan Zelenka
4. George Poling
5. Mike Clark
6. Greg Evans
7. Claire Syrett
8. Chris Pryor

Other persons and organizations tested.

METHODOLOGY: Pooled dataset of 800 cases based on four survey. Each survey was comprised of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General election voters. These were conducted on July 8-10, July 23-24, July 30-31, and September 15-16, 2014. The margin of error at the sample median is plus or minus four percent for the complete sample. Totals may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

The margin of error at the sample median for the South Eugene sub sample of 310 is plus or minus six percent.

South Eugene includes wards 1, 2, and 3.

Paid Sick Leave Approval Returning to Previous Levels

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Approval for paid sick leave has returned to its earlier levels. This is probably due to the lack of any significant opposition after passage.

QUESTION:  Do you approve or disapprove of the City of Eugene requiring businesses providing services within the city limits to offer sick time to employees on an annual basis
IF APPROVE/DISAPPROVE: Is that strongly or somewhat?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General election voters conducted May 28-29, July 8-10, July 23-24, July 30-31, 2014, and September 15-16. The margin of error at the sample median is plus or minus seven percent. Totals may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

The question wording has changed. For earlier related questions, please see: http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=10871

Paid Sick Leave Familiarity Dropping as Time Passes

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Familiarity is declining now that the issue is no longer as top of mind.

QUESTION: How familiar are you with the ordinance: very familiar, somewhat familiar, somewhat unfamiliar, or very unfamiliar?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General election voters conducted July 8-10, July 23-24, July 30-31, and September 15-16, 2014. The margin of error at the sample median is plus or minus seven percent. Totals may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

Support for Building Low Income Housing Throughout Eugene

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There is strong support for building low income housing throughout Eugene.

QUESTION: Do you approve or disapprove of building low income housing in all sections of the city?
IF APPROVE/DISAPPROVE: Is that strongly or somewhat?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General election voters conducted September 15-16, 2014. The margin of error at the sample median is plus or minus seven percent. Totals may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

Eugeneans Evenly Divided on City Hall Plan

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Eugeneans are evenly split between approval and disapproval. This is similar to results from last May when the split was 46-46 (http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=10666).

This even split implies the city hall proposal is relatively controversial. Government officials who have invested significant planning effort studying an issue generally get some level of deference.

Though posed as a slightly different issue, the support in February to build a new city hall was 53-40. (http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=10308)

Earlier surveys provide other relevant results. In January 2013, there was overwhelming support for keeping the the current location. (http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=8782 and http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=8777) In September 2012, Eugeneans solidly supported renting rather than owning space. (http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=8282)

QUESTION: Do you approve or disapprove of the City of Eugene plan to tear down the current City Hall building and build a new City Hall?
IF APPROVE/DISAPPROVE: Is that strongly or somewhat?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General election voters conducted September 15-16, 2014. The margin of error at the sample median is plus or minus seven percent. Totals may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

Eugeneans Overwhelmingly Familiar with City Hall Plan

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Eugeneans are very familiar with the proposal. One would expect high familiarity given how long the issue has been discussed.

QUESTION: How familiar are you with the City of Eugene plan to tear down the current City Hall building and build a new City Hall: very familiar, somewhat familiar, somewhat unfamiliar, or very unfamiliar?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General election voters conducted September 15-16, 2014. The margin of error at the sample median is plus or minus seven percent. Totals may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

Civic Alliance Plan Approval

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Though there is a very high level of familiarity with the plan, the approval level is comparatively lukewarm.

QUESTION: Do you approve or disapprove of the recent Eugene Civic Alliance plan to buy Civic Stadium?
IF APPROVE/DISAPPROVE: Is that strongly or somewhat?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General election voters conducted September 15-16, 2014. The margin of error at the sample median is plus or minus seven percent. Totals may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

Familiarity with Civil Alliance Plan

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Eugeneans are very familiar with the Eugene Civic Alliance plan. This is clearly a widely followed issue citywide.

QUESTION: How familiar are you with the recent Eugene Civic Alliance plan to buy Civic Stadium: very familiar, somewhat familiar, somewhat unfamiliar, or very unfamiliar?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General election voters conducted September 15-16, 2014. The margin of error at the sample median is plus or minus seven percent. Totals may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

Eugene Paid Sick Leave and Business Location Provision

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There is an even higher “Don’t know” than with the business size provision.

QUESTION: Now, I would like to ask you about some provisions of the paid sick leave ordinance.

Would you prefer the paid sick leave ordinance
would exclude all employees who do some work in Eugene for businesses located outside Eugene
or would exclude only employees who work in Eugene less than six weeks per year for businesses located outside Eugene?
Is that strongly or somewhat?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General election voters conducted July 30-31, 2014. The margin of error at the sample median is plus or minus seven percent. Totals may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.