Whoville Approval Low

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There is strong net disapproval of the City of Eugene allowing Whoville to stay on Broadway.

QUESTION Do you approve or disapprove of the City of Eugene allowing the Whoville homeless camp to stay on Broadway?

METHODOLOGY Random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General Election voters conducted February 11 through 14, 2013. Margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

SLEEPS Approval

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The SLEEPS group continues to get net negative favorability ratings.

QUESTION Please tell me whether you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the SLEEPS homeless protest group?

METHODOLOGY Random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General Election voters conducted February 11 through 14, 2014. Margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

 

Piercy Approval Trend

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Mayor Piercy’s approval is up to slightly worse than a year ago. The question now is whether this is a temporary uptick or the reversal of the 2013 pattern.

QUESTION How would you rate the job Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy is doing: excellent, good, fair, poor?

METHODOLOGY 200 live telephone interviews of a random sample of likely 2014 City of Eugene General Election voters were conducted each of January 23-24, 2013, June 10-11, 2013, September 23-24, 2013, December 4-5, 2013, and February 11-14, 2014. The margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

“Approve” percentage = “Excellent” + “Good” percentages and “Disapprove” percentage = “Fair” + “Poor” percentages.

Build a New Eugene City Hall?

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The new city hall is becoming less theoretical every day. At the very beginning of the actual process Eugeneans approve.

QUESTION Do you approve or disapprove of the City of Eugene building a new City Hall?

METHODOLOGY Random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General Election voters conducted February 11 through 14, 2014. Margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

Do Eugeneans Support Closing the Branch Libraries?

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It’s clear Eugeneans do not want to balance the budget at the expense of the Bethel and Sheldon branch libraries.

QUESTION Do you support or oppose the City of Eugene closing the Bethel and Sheldon branch libraries in order to close the city’s deficit? IF SUPPORT OR OPPOSE: Is that strongly or somewhat? IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY Random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General Election voters conducted February 11 through 14, 2014. Margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

 

Lane County Road Maintence Measure

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There is no clear support for Lane County increasing vehicle registration fees. This is natural considering the low level of trust in county government and in measures pushing  non-standard taxes.

QUESTION If the election were held today, would you support or oppose an increase in the vehicle registration fee by Lane County to pay for road maintenance? IF SUPPORT OR OPPOSE: Is that strongly or somewhat? IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY Random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General Election voters conducted February 11 through 14, 2014. Margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

 

Should Eugene Purchase the Amazon Headwaters?

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There is limited support for purchasing the Amazon headwaters. However, it is important to note that nearly 20 percent are undecided on this issue. This means that Eugeneans are yet to pay much attention to the issue.

QUESTION Do you support or oppose the City of Eugene buying land near the Amazon Creek headwaters in south Eugene? IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY Random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General Election voters conducted February 11 through 14, 2014. Margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

 

Possible Lane County Youth Services Measure

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Replacing the Serbu Youth Campus Bond passed in 1995 with a youth crime services measure is strongly supported.

There are several caveats. This is very early. Also, countywide support tends to be about five to ten percentage points below the Eugene levels. However, support now is still 73 percent. Someone should consider putting this on the ballot.

QUESTION The Serbu Youth Campus Bond that passed in 1995 will be retired in 2015. It generates about $3 million a year. If the election were held today, would you support or oppose a property tax levy at the same total amount per year to support child abuse investigation and/or other youth services programs? IF SUPPORT OR OPPOSE: Is that strongly or somewhat? IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY Random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General Election voters conducted February 11 through 14, 2014. Margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

Support for Civic Stadium Proposals

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It’s clear that the YMCA proposal is the favorite, though not by a clear majority. The City of Eugene proposal comes in third.

QUESTION Do you support the Eugene School District 4J selling it to the City of Eugene, YMCA, or Fred Meyer [ROTATE ORDER]?

METHODOLOGY Random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General Election voters conducted February 11 through 14, 2014. Margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

The survey questions in the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday posts were asked in the order: Monday’s then Wednesday’s then Tuesday’s in order to minimize order effect bias.

Approval of Eugene’s Civic Plans

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The specifics of the City of Eugene plan to buy Civic Stadium meet with a clear disapproval. The evolving questions and uncertainty clearly have taken a toll on support.

QUESTION Do you approve or disapprove of the City of Eugene _______ 1. bidding to buy Civic Stadium? 2. using Park Levy funds to buy Civic Stadium?

METHODOLOGY Random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General Election voters conducted February 11 through 14, 2014. Margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.