Eugene Measure 20-275 Tracking

Support for the streets measure (20-275) steadily increased over time. The city voters’ pamphlet arrived just after the first survey. In addition, the measure was widely endorsed. Positive information about the measure steadily increased. In addition, there was no opposition campaign.
The measure began as a toss up at 51%. Previous streets measures have passed by wide margins and started well ahead. That the city’s information was critical implies there was an initial lack of trust of the city. The low initial standing of measure 20-274, which was just a housekeeping measure, provides some confirmation of the low standing of city government.
QUESTION: Would you vote yes or no on Measure 20-275: Shall City of Eugene fix streets and fund bicycle and pedestrian projects using $51.2 million in general obligation bonds? If the bonds are approved, they will be payable from taxes on property or property ownership that are not subject to the limits of the Oregon Constitution.
IF YES/NO: Is that strongly or somewhat?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?
METHODOLOGY: Tracking surveys consisting of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene Special Election voters were conducted each of October 18-19 and October 30-31, 2017. The margin of error for each survey was plus or minus 7%.
SOURCE OF DATA: Lane County Elections: November 7, 2017 election results.

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