Piercy Rating on Protecting Wetlands and Other Environmentally Sensitive Areas in the City

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With 57% positive, this was Mayor Piercy’s strongest area. This should not be a surprise to anyone who has watched her.

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?
Protecting wetlands and other environmentally sensitive areas in the city?

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%.

Series on the Legacy of Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy

Starting tomorrow and continuing on Tuesdays will be a series of posts discussing Mayor Kitty Piercy’s legacy in Eugene. It will include posts about how people viewed her as she left office and how successful she was implementing local policies. Kitty Piercy served as mayor longer than any other under the council-manager form of government.

When evaluating any long-serving mayor, it is useful to have some perspective. Elisha Large (Mayor of Eugene, 1930-1944) is the record holder. He guided Eugene through the Great Depression through careful financial management. He kept Eugene solvent when many other cities went bankrupt during the 1930s. However, his close control of city government upset many and led to the current council-manager form of government in 1944. It is worth remembering that Large is most often remembered not for the former, but for the latter.

LTD Job Performance Rating Trend

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The LTD Board rating, after a stable 2015, moved around significantly during 2016.

QUESTION: How would you rate the job the Lane Transit District Board of Directors is doing: excellent, good, fair, poor?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene General election voters were conducted February 16-18, June 1-2, September 21-22, and December 1-2, 2015, and February 22-23, and September 13-15, 2016.The margin of error at the sample median for this surveys is 7%. In addition, 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 for this survey is 6%.

EWEB Board Job Performance Rating Trend

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The EWEB Board’s rating has been steadily improving for the past year.

Please note that the polling was done before the announcement by EWEB that there would not be a residential rate hike in 2017. The rating is would probably have increased with that news.

QUESTION: How would you rate the job the Eugene Water and Electric Board of Directors is doing: excellent, good, fair, poor?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene General election voters were conducted February 16-18, June 1-2, September 21-22, and December 1-2, 2015, and February 22-23, and September 13-15, 2016.The margin of error at the sample median for this surveys is 7%. In addition, 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 for this survey is 6%.

Lane County Commission Board Job Performance Rating Trend

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The job performance rating of the Lane County Board of Commissioners has been remarkably stable the past two years.

QUESTION: How would you rate the job the Lane County Board of Commissioners is doing: excellent, good, fair, poor?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene General election voters were conducted February 16-18, June 1-2, September 21-22, and December 1-2, 2015, and February 22-23, and September 13-15, 2016.The margin of error at the sample median for this surveys is 7%. In addition, 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 for this survey is 6%.

Eugene City Council Job Performance Rating Trend

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The Eugene City Council, after a negative shift during the second half of 2015, maintained strongly negative ratings throughout 2016.

QUESTION: How would you rate the job the Eugene City Council is doing: excellent, good, fair, poor?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene General election voters were conducted February 16-18, June 1-2, September 21-22, and December 1-2, 2015, and February 22-23, and September 13-15, 2016.The margin of error at the sample median for this surveys is 7%. In addition, 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 for this survey is 6%.

Lucy Vinis’ Name Familiarity Evolution Since Primary Victory

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Though Lucy Vinis’ name familiarity has not improved since the primary, her net favorability has improved dramatically.

QUESTION: Now, I am going to read the names of some people and organizations. Please tell me whether you have heard of each. IF HEARD OF … Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Lucy Vinis? IF FAVORABLE OR UNFAVORABLE: Is that strongly or somewhat?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene General election voters were conducted September 13-15, 2016.The margin of error at the sample median for this surveys is 7%. 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 for this survey is 6%.

Mayor Piercy Job Performance Rating Trend

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Mayor Piercy is ending her time in office on a high note. Her positive job performance rating is one of the few she’s had.

QUESTION: How would you rate the job Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy is doing: excellent, good, fair, poor?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene General election voters were conducted February 16-18, June 1-2, September 21-22, and December 1-2, 2015, and February 22-23, and September 13-15, 2016.The margin of error at the sample median for this surveys is 7%. In addition, 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 for this survey is 6%.

Name Familiarity of Major Eugene-Area Leaders

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Lucy Vinis continues to have the lowest name familiarity among the major Eugene political figures.

QUESTION: Now, I am going to read the names of some people and organizations. 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. Kitty Piercy
2. Lucy Vinis
3. Mike Clark
4. Peter Sorenson
5. Pat Farr

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene General election voters were conducted September 13-15, 2016.The margin of error at the sample median for this surveys is 7%. 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 for this survey is 6%.

Name Familiarity of Eugene City Councilors & Councilor-Elect

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This shows the name familiarity for the eight current city councilors and for the one new councilor. The numbers for the eight are as one would expect based on past polling.

Emily Semple’s high rating is harder to explain. The key is that she was on the November ballot. It shows that campaigns increase name familiarity as does involvement in government service. The few contested city council races are probably a key factor in the lower city councilor name familiarities

QUESTION: Now, I am going to read the names of some people and organizations. 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
9. Emily Semple

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%.