Archive for October 2013

Jail Beds Aren’t Coming Fast Enough

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Eugeneans don’t perceive jail beds coming fast enough. It is not immediately clear if they aren’t getting the news from the jail or if they like the increase and want more or both.

QUESTION:
How would you rate the job Lane County is doing adding more jail beds: excellent, good, fair, poor?

METHODOLOGY:
200 live telephone interviews of likely 2014 Eugene General Election voters were conducted September 23-24, 2013. The margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

EWEB Smart Meter Program

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The public narrowly opposes the EWEB Smart Meter program.

Particularly noteworthy is the quarter of likely voters who have no opinion. Typically, one would expect a “don’t know” around 10 percent or so. This high percentage of “don’t knows” implies that there is still very little general knowledge about this issue. Certainly there is not enough to make a decision.

QUESTION: Do you support or oppose EWEB’s smart meter program?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely 2014 Eugene General Election voters were conducted September 23-24, 2013. The margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

SLEEPS Homeless Protest Group Favorability

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The SLEEPS homeless protest group has a large net negative favorability rating. This kind of “upside down” rating is comparatively common for protest groups.

QUESTION: Now, I would like to ask you about some organizations in the community. Please tell me whether you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of The SLEEPS Homeless Protest Group?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely 2014 Eugene General Election voters were conducted September 23-24, 2013. The margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.