Archive for January 2018

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


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%.