Oregon Voter Demographics: Congressional District Residence by Age

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Oregon’s Third Congressional District, centered on Portland, is by far the youngest of the five districts. Perhaps this is the Portlandia Effect!

Source of Data: L2, Bellevue, Washington.

Don’t Relax Eugene Homeless Code Enforcement

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A majority oppose relaxing the Eugene homeless code.

QUESTION: Do you approve or disapprove of the City of Eugene relaxing code enforcement on homeless camping?
IF APPROVE/DISAPPROVE: Is that strongly or somewhat?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: 200 telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely general election voters were conducted the nights of June 1-2, 2015. The margin of error at the median is 7%. Figures may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

Eugene Supports $15 Minimum Wage

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There is strong support for a $15 minimum wage in Eugene.

QUESTION: Do you support or oppose a $15/hour minimum wage within Eugene city limits?
IF SUPPORT/OPPOSE: Is that strongly or somewhat?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: 200 telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely general election voters were conducted the nights of June 1-2, 2015. The margin of error at the median is 7%. Figures may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

Oregon Voter Demographics: Party by Age

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Voters not with either major party dominate the younger ages. Independents are more numerous up to age 45!

Democrats start to pile up their numerical advantage over Republicans during ages 25 to about 45 and then starting again in the late 50s.

Source of Data: L2, Bellevue, Washington.

Temporary Rest Stops for Homeless Vets Even More Strongly Supported

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Again, the 88% to 11% pretty much says it all.

QUESTION: Do you support or oppose Lane County providing temporary “rest stops” for homeless veterans?
IF SUPPORT/OPPOSE: Is that strongly or somewhat?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: 200 telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely general election voters were conducted the nights of June 1-2, 2015. The margin of error at the median is 7%. Figures may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

Temporary Rest Stops for Homeless Strongly Supported

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The numbers are pretty self explanatory. Note that the very small “Don’t Know” percentage means the issue is essentially decided.

QUESTION: Do you support or oppose Lane County providing temporary “rest stops” for homeless individuals?
IF SUPPORT/OPPOSE: Is that strongly or somewhat?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: 200 telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely general election voters were conducted the nights of June 1-2, 2015. The margin of error at the median is 7%. Figures may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

Oregon Voter Demographics: Gender by Age

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There are more women than men voters and this numerical advantage starts to become evident relatively early on in the life cycle – during the mid 20s.

Source of Data: L2, Bellevue, Washington.

Eugene Storm Water Fee Increase Narrowly Leads

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The storm water fee increase at a knife’s edge. One should expect all “Don’t Knows” would oppose the measure. In addition, since the dollar amount is not mentioned, the support level is probably biased upward.

QUESTION: Do you support or oppose increasing the City of Eugene storm water fee to support parks?
IF SUPPORT/OPPOSE: Is that strongly or somewhat?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: 200 telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely general election voters were conducted the nights of June 1-2, 2015. The margin of error at the median is 7%. Figures may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

Eugene Library Services Tax Supported

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A library measure is supported by 57%.

There are two points to note. First, the lack of a dollar amount means the support is a maximum and probably biased upward. Second, library measures in years past have usually done better than this. This could imply the city’s environment is relatively unfavorable.

QUESTION: Do you support or oppose  a property tax levy that would fund Eugene library services?
IF SUPPORT/OPPOSE: Is that strongly or somewhat?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: 200 telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely general election voters were conducted the nights of June 1-2, 2015. The margin of error at the median is 7%. Figures may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

Vehicle Registration Fee Yes % by Eugene Ward

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As with the Lane County Commission districts, the yes % pattern generally followed the typical lines. One interesting grouping, however, stands out. The south Eugene wards (1, 2, and 3) were most supportive. The north Eugene wards (4 and 5) were next most supportive. The west Eugene wards (6, 7, and 8) were least supportive. Ward 7 appears to be transitioning from being the old central Eugene ward into being one of the west Eugene wards. This, if it becomes a trend and continues, could make the 2016 Ward 7 city council contest very interesting since councilor Syrett has been one of Mayor Piercy’s strongest allies on the council.

Source of data: Lane County Elections.