Posts tagged ‘Eugene Oregon Polls’

Lane Board of Commissioners Job Performance

The job performance rating of the Lane Board of Commissioners has steadily risen in Eugene during 2017 and is now at its highest point in years.

QUESTION: How would you rate the job the Lane County Board of Commissioners is doing: excellent, good, fair, poor?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely General Election voters were conducted each of February 16-18, 2015, June 1-2, 2015, September 21-22, 2015, December 2-3, 2015, February 22-23, 2016, September 13-15, 2016, November 29-December 1, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, and September 11-12, 2017. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

Eugene Independent Performance Auditor Maintains Solid Support

The elected auditor is supported by a wide margin. However, voter opinions on non-money measures typically are less firm than on money measures. The dramatic movement of the housekeeping charter amendment at the recently completed election is proof of that (http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=14379). At 60% it’s level of support is not quite enough to be guaranteed victory against a concerted opposition campaign. Supporters would like to have around 70%.

QUESTION: Would you vote yes or no on: Shall the City of Eugene Charter be amended to establish office of elected City Auditor to independently audit city operations and activities?
IF YES/NO: Is that strongly or somewhat?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2018 General Election voters conducted September 11-12, 2017. Margin of error at the sample median is plus or minus 7%.

Vinis Favorables Rating Trend

First, it’s clear that those who know who Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis is generally like her. She’s had no bad press.

Second, as previous posts have indicated that’s faint praise because so few know her.

QUESTION: Now, I am going to read the names of some people and organizations. Please tell me whether you have heard of each. IF HEARD OF … Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Lucy Vinis IF FAVORABLE OR UNFAVORABLE: Is that strongly or somewhat?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely General Election voters were conducted September 11-12, 2017. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

Familiarity Trends of Prominent Eugene Leaders

This graph shows the Name ID levels of four prominent Eugene leaders. Notice that Pat Farr and Peter Sorenson compose the upper pair and closely track each other. The lower pair, Mike Clark and Lucy Vinis, also closely track in other. Essentially, Vinis is familiar to Eugeneans as would be a well-known city councilor.

What we should see is the green line rocketing upward in April and being off the chart, literally, in September.

QUESTION: Now, I am going to read the names of some people and organizations. Please tell me whether you have heard of each.
RANDOMIZE ORDER
1. Mike Clark
2. Peter Sorenson
3. Lucy Vinis
4. Pat Farr

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely General Election voters were conducted each of September 13-15, 2016, December 2-3, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, and September 11-12, 2017. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

N.B. Betty Taylor was omitted for simplicity of analysis. She did not run for mayor last year. Including her, either as an addition or instead of Mike Clark, would only further accentuate how unsuccessful Vinis’ efforts at community outreach have been.

Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis Familiarity Trend

 

Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis’ name identification level has remained remarkably constant over the past year. Eugeneans’ familiarity with past mayors (Torrey and Piercy) has risen dramatically during the first year of office. Based on these examples she should be somewhere around the mid 90s not the mid 50s.

Vinis’ “city-council-level-familiarity” as seen in the last post is not just some one off. Her Name ID really hasn’t taken off.

QUESTION: Now, I am going to read the names of some people and organizations. Please tell me whether you have heard of each.

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely General Election voters were conducted September 11-12, 2017. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

Familiarity Levels of Eugene Elected Officials

Eugene’s city councilors line up in their usual order, generally correlated with years of experience and amount of new coverage.

What is most unusual is that Mayor Lucy Vinis is still in the middle of the pack rather than far ahead of the council.

QUESTION: Now, I am going to read the names of some people and organizations. Please tell me whether you have heard of each.
RANDOMIZE ORDER
1. Emily Semple
2. Betty Taylor
3. Alan Zelenka
4. Jennifer Yeh
5. Mike Clark
6. Greg Evans
7. Claire Syrett
8. Chris Pryor
9. Lucy Vinis
METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely General Election voters were conducted September 11-12, 2017. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

Thanksgiving Weekend of Eugene Politics

This blog will be posting polling results from September on Eugene politics this weekend starting later this morning.

Expanding Eugene’s Urban Growth Boundary


Eugeneans slightly approve expanding the urban growth boundary.

QUESTION: Do you approve or disapprove of expanding Eugene’s urban growth boundary?
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 2018 General Election voters conducted September 11-12, 2017. Margin of error at the sample median is plus or minus 7%.

Eugene Charter Change on Election Dates

The charter election date change measure is losing among General Election voters. It is probably doing better among likely November Special Election voters, though it’s also clear people just aren’t familiar with it. A solid education campaign is needed.

QUESTION: Would you vote yes or no on: Shall the City of Eugene Charter be amended to eliminate an election in the fourth year of a vacated Mayor’s or Councilor’s term?
IF YES/NO: Is that strongly or somewhat?
IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2018 General Election voters conducted September 11-12, 2017. Margin of error at the sample median is plus or minus 7%.

LTD Board Rating Steady

Though the LTD Board’s rating moves around quite a bit, it kept level since the last survey.

QUESTION: How would you rate the job the Lane Transit District Board of Directors is doing: 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, and April 10-11, 2017. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.