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Broad Support for Eugene Auditor – In Principle

There appears to be strong support for a Eugene auditor in some form. This blog has chronicled how Eugeneans see many problems in the city that remain unaddressed.

This  question was asked prior to the campaign and the collapse of the two auditor measures’ support. It is possible this is biased upward. However, a sizeable percentage of people voiced support here who supported neither measure.

QUESTION: Regardless of your opinion on the two auditor measures, in principle do you support or oppose the creation of an auditor for the City of Eugene?
IF SUPPORT/OPPOSE: 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 April 2-3, 2018. The margin of error at the sample median is plus or minus 7%.

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%.