Oregon 1914 Statewide Election Results: 8-Hour Day Measure

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This is a sign of how far things have changed. The universal 8-hour day measure failed. It was roundly criticized by major newspapers.

In fairness, it should be noted that the measure was a radical change at the time.

MEASURE 11: Universal Constitutional Eight Hour Day Amendment REFERRED BY INITIATIVE FAILED CONSTITUTIONAL EIGHT HOUR DAY AMENDMENT. Its purpose is to add Section 9 to Article XV of the Oregon Constitution prohibiting any man, woman, boy or girl, from being employed more than eight hours in anyone day, or forty-eight hours in anyone week, in any trade, business or profession, 01′ on any farm, or in domestic service, or in any kind of employment whatever, skilled 01′ unskilled, mental 01′ physical, within the State of Oregon. This law applies to children and other relatives of the employers, and provides penalty for violation thereof. Key: Yes percentage in 10 percent increments from 0-10 at far left through 90-100 at far right. Darker indicates a higher yes percentage. image002

Oregon 1914 Statewide Election Results: Death Penalty Measure

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Oregon abolished the death penalty in 1914. Support for its abolition was relatively evenly distributed throughout the state. The death penalty had survived a statewide vote in 1912 by a landslide. This time women had the vote and it narrowly lost.

MEASURE 18: Abolishing Death Penalty

REFERRED BY INITIATIVE
PASSED by 175 votes statewide

ABOLISHING DEATH PENALTY. Its purpose is to abolish the death penalty for murder committed in the State of Oregon and fixing life imprisonment as the maximum punishment for any crime. It repeals all provisions of the Constitution and laws in conflict with the same.

Key: Yes percentage in 10 percent increments from 0-10 at far left through 90-100 at far right. Darker indicates a higher yes percentage.

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Oregon Gubernatorial Results by Eugene Ward

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Kitzhaber defeated Richardson by an wide margin in every part of the city. The margin in south Eugene (Wards 1, 2, and 3) is especially pronounced. The margins in wards 5 and 6 were comparatively close.

SOURCE: Oregon Secretary of State; Lane County Elections.

METHODOLOGY: The graphic covers the Oregon statewide result, the overall Eugene result, and then the city’s eight wards.

Oregon Gubernatorial Results by Lane County Region

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Kitzhaber defeated Richardson in every part of the county. South Eugene stands out by its especially wide margin. The rural Lane County, and the East Lane and West Lane districts in particular, stand out by their narrow margins.

SOURCE: Oregon Secretary of State; Lane County Elections.

METHODOLOGY: The graphic covers the Oregon statewide result, the overall Lane result and then the results by region.

Oregon Senate Results by Eugene Ward

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Merkley defeated Wehby by an overwhelming margin in every part of the city. The margin in south Eugene (Wards 1, 2, and 3) is especially pronounced.

SOURCE: Oregon Secretary of State; Lane County Elections.

METHODOLOGY: The graphic covers the Oregon statewide result, the overall Eugene result, and then the city’s eight wards.

Oregon Senate Results by Lane County Region

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Merkley defeated Wehby in every part of the county. South Eugene stands out by its especially wide margin.

SOURCE: Oregon Secretary of State; Lane County Elections.

METHODOLOGY: The graphic covers the Oregon statewide result, the overall Lane result and then the results by region.

Eugenean Familiarity Levels with Some Current Hot Topics

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Respondents were widely familiar with all three issues.

QUESTION: How familiar are you with __________________________: very familiar, somewhat familiar, somewhat unfamiliar, or very unfamiliar?
RANDOMIZE A THROUGH C
a.The City of Eugene plan to tear down the current City Hall building and build a new City Hall?
b.The Eugene Civic Alliance plan to buy Civic Stadium?
c.The City of Eugene requiring businesses providing services within the city limits to offer sick time to employees on an annual basis?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene General election voters conducted December 2-3, 2014. The margin of error at the sample median is plus or minus seven percent.

Very and somewhat familiar were categorized as “familiar.”

Eugene Homeless Regulation Changes?

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Eugeneans want homeless regulations increased by a statistically significant margin.

Regardless of direction, Eugeneans want the policy changed by a wide margin: http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=11550

QUESTION: Do you feel the City of Eugene restrictions on homeless camping should be increased, decreased, or left unchanged?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene General election voters conducted December 2-3, 2014. The margin of error at the sample median is plus or minus seven percent. Totals may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

Potential Lane County Vehicle Registration Fee in Eugene

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Eugene General Election voters oppose the county’s proposed vehicle registration fee by a wide margin.

These data are much more relevant as a measure of local attitudes for Eugene city councilors than for predicting whether the measure would pass in May. There are several reasons for this: 1. these are only in Eugene (not countywide) respondents and 2. it is a General election electorate sample not a May 2015 Special Election electorate sample. It is not immediately clear how these cross-effects due to these demographic differences would affect a prediction. They could move the support percentage either up or down.

QUESTION: Do you support or oppose Lane County adding an annual vehicle registration fee of $35 to fund area increased road maintenance?
IF SUPPORT/OPPOSE: Is that strongly or somewhat?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene General election voters conducted December 2-3, 2014. The margin of error at the sample median is plus or minus seven percent. Totals may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

Eugene Homeless Policy Disapproval High

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There is strong disapproval of Eugene’s current homeless policy.

QUESTION: Do you approve or disapprove of the City of Eugene policy towards homeless campers?
IF APPROVE/DISAPPROVE: Is that strongly or somewhat?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene General election voters conducted December 2-3, 2014. The margin of error at the sample median is plus or minus seven percent. Totals may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.