Archive for January 2018

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%.