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Eugene Downtown’s Crime Problem Rating Continues Decline

The rating of Downtown Eugene’s crime problem continues drop.
QUESTION: How would you rate the crime problem in downtown Eugene: excellent, good, fair, poor?
METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely General Election voters were conducted each of June 1-2, 2015, September 21-22, 2015, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, and September 11-12, 2017. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

Historic Lane County Commissioner Election Results

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After a period of high risk and high attrition for Lane County Commissioners, it appears that things have settled down. Five out of the last five commissioners running for re-election have been successful. Three positions, East Lane, Springfield, and West Lane, will be up in 2018. We’ll all see if this trend of stability continues.

Source: Lane County Elections

Downtown Eugene Overall Rating Stays Low

The long-term trend of downtown Eugene’s rating continues to be low.
QUESTION: How would you rate Downtown Eugene: excellent, good, fair, poor?
METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely General Election voters were conducted each of June 1-2, 2015, September 21-22, 2015, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, and September 11-12, 2017. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

Beginning Downtown Eugene Study Series Tomorrow

Starting tomorrow this blog will begin a weekly series on Tuesdays presenting polling results on Eugene’s Downtown. The data include results from June of 2015 through September of 2017.

Partisan Swing for Major Lane County Non-Partisan Contests: 2008-2016

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Pro-business candidates in Lane County have achieved significant partisan swings. However, they range widely – from a high of 48% to a low of 3%.

Source: Lane County Elections.

Method: The partisan swing equals the winning margin minus the difference between the Republican and the Democratic registration margins. A swing of zero means that the winning percentage exactly followed the partisan registration percentage. A positive swing means that the pro-business candidate won a greater percentage than the partisan registration would imply.

Series Analyzing Lane County Politics

Starting tomorrow and continuing on Thursdays will be a series of posts analyzing the history of Lane County politics and looking ahead to the three commissioner election

s later this year.

Eugene Mayor Vinis’ Job Performance Rating Rises Slightly

Mayor Vinis’ rating has improved since April, but it still is under 50%.

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

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely General Election voters were conducted each of April 10-11, 2017, and September 11-12, 2017. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

Eugene City Council Job Performance Improves

The job performance rating of the Eugene City Council improved significantly this year, though is still far underwater and is only at the levels last seen in 2015.

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

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely General Election voters were conducted each of February 16-18, 2015, June 1-2, 2015, September 21-22, 2015, December 2-3, 2015, February 22-23, 2016, September 13-15, 2016, November 29-December 1, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, and September 11-12, 2017. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

LTD Board Job Performance Stays Level

The job performance rating of the Lane Transit District Board has stayed level this year.

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 City of Eugene likely General Election voters were conducted each of February 16-18, 2015, June 1-2, 2015, September 21-22, 2015, December 2-3, 2015, February 22-23, 2016, September 13-15, 2016, November 29-December 1, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, and September 11-12, 2017. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

EWEB Board Job Performance Still 50/50

The EWEB Board’s rating continues to hover around 50 approve and 50 disapprove, but this is a clear recovery from the low ratings of 2015.

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 City of Eugene likely General Election voters were conducted each of February 16-18, 2015, June 1-2, 2015, September 21-22, 2015, December 2-3, 2015, February 22-23, 2016, September 13-15, 2016, November 29-December 1, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, and September 11-12, 2017. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.