Piercy Rating on Building Trust in Eugene’s Government

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This issue is critical for any government. The poor rating at nearly a third is not a good result.

This is particularly important in passing ballot measures. See: http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=9415

QUESTION: Now I would like to list a set of issues facing Eugene and ask you to rate how well Mayor Piercy did on each issue: excellent, good, fair, poor?
Building trust in Eugene’s government?

METHODOLOGY: 240 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene General election voters were conducted November 29 through December 1, 2016. The margin of error at the sample median is 6%.

Oregon 2016 Secretary of State Candidate Name Familiarity Trend

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Richardson maintained a statistically significant name familiarity advantage throughout the campaign. This was probably a residual from his 2014 gubernatorial bid. This is also probably a big reason for his victory.

METHODOLOGY: Three surveys of 400 live telephone interviews of likely Oregon 2016 General election voters each were conducted October 3-6, October 17-21, and October 31-November 2, 2016. Likelihood was determined based on modeling and was validated within the questionnaire. The margin of error at the sample median is 5%.

Piercy Rating on Fixing Potholes and Street Improvements

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This was THE issue during Mayor Piercy’s 2008 re-election campaign. The recurring road repair measures have become a Piercy trademark.

QUESTION: Now I would like to list a set of issues facing Eugene and ask you to rate how well Mayor Piercy did on each issue: excellent, good, fair, poor?
Fixing potholes and street improvements?

METHODOLOGY: 240 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene General election voters were conducted November 29 through December 1, 2016. The margin of error at the sample median is 6%.

Oregon 2016 Secretary of State Ballot Trend

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Richardson maintained a narrow lead throughout the campaign.

METHODOLOGY: Three surveys of 400 live telephone interviews of likely Oregon 2016 General election voters each were conducted October 3-6, October 17-21, and October 31-November 2, 2016. Likelihood was determined based on modeling and was validated within the questionnaire. The margin of error at the sample median is 5%.

SOURCES: Election data from Oregon Secretary of State.

Piercy Rating on Revitalizing Downtown Eugene

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Downtown has been a major issue throughout Mayor Piercy’s tenure. One of her first measures was an downtown urban renewal in 2007. However, it lost in a landslide. Though there has been considerable economic development, it is likely that the law enforcement problems have also been noticed. See: http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=13866

QUESTION: Now I would like to list a set of issues facing Eugene and ask you to rate how well Mayor Piercy did on each issue: excellent, good, fair, poor?
Revitalizing downtown Eugene?

METHODOLOGY: 240 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene General election voters were conducted November 29 through December 1, 2016. The margin of error at the sample median is 6%.

Oregon 2016 Governor Election Key Demographics

 

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Party was the primary determinant of voting. Interestingly, Kate Brown did better among Democrats as their education increased.

METHODOLOGY: Three surveys of 400 live telephone interviews of likely Oregon 2016 General election voters each were conducted October 3-6, October 17-21, and October 31-November 2, 2016. Likelihood was determined based on modeling and was validated within the questionnaire. The margin of error at the sample median is 5%.

These three surveys were then pooled to create The key demographics were determined using CHAID methodology.

Piercy Rating on Promoting Sustainability

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Mayor Piercy is probably best known for promoting the “triple bottom line” for sustainability. For this emphasis she received 16% excellent rating and nearly half rating her performance at excellent or good.

QUESTION: Now I would like to list a set of issues facing Eugene and ask you to rate how well Mayor Piercy did on each issue: excellent, good, fair, poor?
Promoting sustainability?

METHODOLOGY: 240 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene General election voters were conducted November 29 through December 1, 2016. The margin of error at the sample median is 6%.

Oregon 2016 Governor Candidate Name Familiarity Trend

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Brown maintained a name familiarity advantage of around 20% throughout the campaign.

METHODOLOGY: Three surveys of 400 live telephone interviews of likely Oregon 2016 General election voters each were conducted October 3-6, October 17-21, and October 31-November 2, 2016. Likelihood was determined based on modeling and was validated within the questionnaire. The margin of error at the sample median is 5%.

Piercy Rating on Working with Other Cities and Lane County

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Eugeneans think “Working with other cities and Lane County” was another relatively strong area for Mayor Piercy. The greatest percentage rated her as “Good.”

This polling result should best be taken as a Eugene-centric perspective. Eugene, being the big city in the county, is always going to have some level of friction with the rest of the county just as Portland has friction with the rest of the state.

QUESTION: Now I would like to list a set of issues facing Eugene and ask you to rate how well Mayor Piercy did on each issue: excellent, good, fair, poor?
Working with other cities and Lane County?

METHODOLOGY: 240 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene General election voters were conducted November 29 through December 1, 2016. The margin of error at the sample median is 6%.

Oregon 2016 Governor Ballot Trend

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Brown maintained a solid lead throughout the campaign. It is important for future strategists to note that Brown was never above 50%.

METHODOLOGY: Three surveys of 400 live telephone interviews of likely Oregon 2016 General election voters each were conducted October 3-6, October 17-21, and October 31-November 2, 2016. Likelihood was determined based on modeling and was validated within the questionnaire. The margin of error at the sample median is 5%.

SOURCES: Election data from Oregon Secretary of State.