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Eugene Appointed Auditor Trend

Support for the appointed auditor, the city council proposal, never came close to 50%.

QUESTION: City of Eugene Measure 20-287 Amends Charter: Establishes Council-appointed performance auditor, audit review board: Shall City Charter be amended to require City Council to appoint a performance auditor to audit city activities?
IF YES/NO: Is that strongly or somewhat? IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?
METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2018 Primary voters were conducted each of April 2-3, April 16-17 and April 30-May 2, 2018. The margin of error for each survey at the sample median is plus or minus 7%.

Eugene Elected Auditor Trend

The elected auditor started with strong support which steadily declined. By two weeks before the election it was in serious trouble — being under 50% and having dropped 13 points in support.

QUESTION: City of Eugene Measure 20-283 Amends Charter: establishes office, duties of independent elected City Auditor:  Shall City Charter be amended to, establish office of elected City Auditor to independently audit city operations and activities”?
IF YES/NO: Is that strongly or somewhat? IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?
METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2018 Primary voters were conducted each of April 2-3, April 16-17 and April 30-May 2, 2018. The margin of error for each survey at the sample median is plus or minus 7%.

Downtown Overall Attitude Update

Those agreeing that downtown safety problems are less important or inconsequential continues to increase from 2016 levels.
QUESTION: Now, I am going to read statements from three fictitious people to you about the transient population in downtown Eugene and ask which one comes closest to your view: ROTATE ORDER: READ 1 TO 3 OR READ 3 TO 1
[The transient population in downtown Eugene]
1. Bradshaw:  ___  makes me feel much less safe and less likely to go to businesses there.
2. Philips: ___  makes me feel somewhat less safe and less likely to go to businesses there.
3. Andrews: ___  does not make me feel less safe and has no effect on whether I would go to businesses there.
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, September 13-15, 2016, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, September 11-12, 2017, and February 5-8, 2018. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

Downtown Business Rating Update

The perception of the downtown business environment improved and is back to late 2015 levels.

QUESTION: How would you rate the business environment 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, September 13-15, 2016, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, September 11-12, 2017, and February 5-8, 2018. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

Downtown Crime Rating Update

The perception of crime downtown took a sharp drop in February after steadily increasing since the middle of 2015.
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, September 13-15, 2016, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, September 11-12, 2017, and February 5-8, 2018. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

Downtown Overall Rating Update

Downtown Eugene’s overall approval rating is approaching 2015 levels.
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, September 13-15, 2016, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, September 11-12, 2017, and February 5-8, 2018. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.
QUESTION: How would you rate the crime problem in downtown Eugene: excellent, good, fair, poor?

Frequency Visiting Downtown Update

Eugeneans appear to be coming downtown at more typical levels than indicated with the sharp  September downtown.

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, September 13-15, 2016, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, September 11-12, 2017, and February 5-8, 2018. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

Updated Downtown Polling Starts Tomorrow

Starting Thursday this blog will begin presenting updated polling on downtown Eugene.

EWEB Board Approval Rating – Feburary 2018

The EWEB Board’s rating has taken an upturn from its September 2017 level.

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, September 11-12, 2017, and February 5-8, 2018. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

Key Demographics of Downtown Eugene Overall Perception

The most important determinant of which group is party.

QUESTION: Now, I am going to read statements from three fictitious people to you about the transient population in downtown Eugene and ask which one comes closest to your view: ROTATE ORDER: READ 1 TO 3 OR READ 3 TO 1
[The transient population in downtown Eugene]
1. Bradshaw:  ___  makes me feel much less safe and less likely to go to businesses there.
2. Philips: ___  makes me feel somewhat less safe and less likely to go to businesses there.
3. Andrews: ___  does not make me feel less safe and has no effect on whether I would go to businesses there.

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, September 13-15, 2016, 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 individual survey is 7%. Overall the margin of error is 3%.