Lane County Board of Commissioners’ Job Performance

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Essentially, the rating of the county commissioners has been holding steady in Eugene.

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

METHODOLOGY Random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General Election voters conducted December 4 and 5, 2013 and February 11 through 14, 2014. Margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

 

Pat Farr Most Liked Eugene Local Office Holder

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The four best known Eugene local office holders are Mayor Kitty Piercy, county commissioners Pat Farr and Pete Sorenson, and City Councilor Betty Taylor.

When tested for favorability, Pat Farr has the highest net favorability.

QUESTION 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 ______ ? 1. Betty Taylor 2. Peter Sorenson 3. Kitty Piercy 4. Pat Farr

METHODOLOGY Random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General Election voters conducted February 11 through 14, 2014. Margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

Net favorability = Favorable pct. minus Unfavorable pct.

Disclaimer: Pat Farr used to, but does not now, work for The Lindholm Company, LLC.

City of Eugene Maintaining its Roads

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Like Lane County, Eugene is seen as doing a better job with its roads than its finances.

However, in none of the four cases, are either Lane County or the City of Eugene handling their finances or roads in a widely approved manner.

QUESTION How would you rate the job the City of Eugene is doing maintaining its roads: excellent, good, fair, poor

METHODOLOGY Random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General Election voters conducted February 11 through 14, 2014. Margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

 

 

 

City of Eugene Managing its Finances

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Eugeneans think Eugene is doing a better job managing its finances than Lane County is (see earlier post). However, there isn’t that much of a difference.

QUESTION How would you rate the job the City of Eugene is doing managing its finances: excellent, good, fair, poor?

METHODOLOGY Random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General Election voters conducted February 11 through 14, 2014. Margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

Lane County Maintaining its Roads

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Lane County is doing better with its roads than its finances, but not that much better. Of particular note is that the “Good” percentage is greater than the “Poor” percentage.

QUESTION How would you rate the job Lane County is doing maintaining its roads: excellent, good, fair, poor?

METHODOLOGY Random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General Election voters conducted February 11 through 14, 2014. Margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

Lane County Managing Finances

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Eugeneans don’t think the county is doing such a good job managing its finances. Zero percent rate it excellent.

These figures are equivalent to a 13 percent approval and 75 percent disapproval.

QUESTION How would you rate the job Lane County is doing managing its finances: excellent, good, fair, poor?

METHODOLOGY Random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General Election voters conducted February 11 through 14, 2014. Margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

Eugene City Councilor Name Familiarity

 

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There was a big increase in name familiarity among city councilors in this survey. There has often been an increase in the February survey, but this was larger than most and affected more councilors. Of course, now that Pat Farr has been promoted to the county commission, Betty Taylor has the clear lead in name familiarity.

QUESTION Now, I am going to read the names of some people. Please tell me whether you have heard of each. RANDOMIZE ORDER 1. Alan Zelenka 2. Betty Taylor 3. Chris Pryor 4. Claire Syrett 5. George Brown 6. George Poling 7. Greg Evans 8. Mike Clark

METHODOLOGY Random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General Election voters conducted February 11 through 14, 2014. Margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

Eugene Divesting from Fossil Fuel Companies?

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There is narrow approval for divestiture. However, first, the total approval is well under 50 percent: there is no solid majority. Second, the undecided is well over 20 percent: respondents have very little information about this.

QUESTION Do you approve or disapprove of the City of Eugene divesting from fossil fuel companies?

METHODOLOGY Random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General Election voters conducted February 11 through 14, 2014. Margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

Mandatory Carbon Emissions Approval

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There is moderate approval of making mandatory the currently voluntary carbon emissions goals.

QUESTION Do you approve or disapprove of the City of Eugene making mandatory the now voluntary goals to reduce carbon emissions?

METHODOLOGY Random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General Election voters conducted February 11 through 14, 2013. Margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

Increasing Glass Recycling Approved

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This should be no great surprise. There is a high approval level for increasing glass recycling.

QUESTION Do you approve or disapprove of the City of Eugene increasing glass recycling?

METHODOLOGY Random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General Election voters conducted February 11 through 14, 2013. Margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.