Posts tagged ‘Eugene Politics’

Frequency Visiting Downtown Update

Eugeneans appear to be coming downtown at more typical levels than indicated with the sharp  September downtown.

QUESTION: How would you rate Downtown Eugene: 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, September 13-15, 2016, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, September 11-12, 2017, and February 5-8, 2018. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

EWEB Board Approval Rating – Feburary 2018

The EWEB Board’s rating has taken an upturn from its September 2017 level.

QUESTION: How would you rate the job the Eugene Water and Electric 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 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, September 11-12, 2017, and February 5-8, 2018. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

Key Demographics of Downtown Eugene Overall Perception

The most important determinant of which group is party.

QUESTION: Now, I am going to read statements from three fictitious people to you about the transient population in downtown Eugene and ask which one comes closest to your view: ROTATE ORDER: READ 1 TO 3 OR READ 3 TO 1
[The transient population in downtown Eugene]
1. Bradshaw:  ___  makes me feel much less safe and less likely to go to businesses there.
2. Philips: ___  makes me feel somewhat less safe and less likely to go to businesses there.
3. Andrews: ___  does not make me feel less safe and has no effect on whether I would go to businesses there.

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, September 13-15, 2016, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, and September 11-12, 2017. The margin of error at the sample median for each individual survey is 7%. Overall the margin of error is 3%.

LTD Board Approval Rating – Feburary 2018

The LTD Board’s rating has improved among Eugeneans and keeps well above the September 2016 low.

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 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, September 11-12, 2017, and February 5-8, 2018. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

Downtown Eugene: Visiting and Rating Excellent

As with approving, there is something of a correlation between rating downtown excellent and the frequency of visiting. However, here the drop off from daily to weekly is much steeper.

This post and the previous post show that surveys of downtown workers and visitors are likely to differ significantly from the city as a whole. This may or may not be a good thing – that depends on the objective of the survey. However, the difference is there and is significant and should be mentioned in any research report or evaluation.

QUESTION: How often do you go to downtown Eugene: daily, weekly, monthly, rarely, never?
QUESTION: How would you rate Downtown Eugene: excellent, good, fair, poor?
QUESTION: How would you rate the crime problem in downtown Eugene: excellent, good, fair, poor?
QUESTION: How would you rate the business environment in downtown Eugene: 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, September 13-15, 2016, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, and September 11-12, 2017. The margin of error at the sample median for each individual survey is 7%. Overall the margin of error is 3%.

Lane County Board Approval Rating in Eugene – Feburary 2018

After significant improvement in 2017, the Lane Board’s rating in Eugene has taken a dramatic drop.

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, September 11-12, 2017, and February 5-8, 2018. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

Downtown Eugene: Visiting and Approving

This graphic show the relationship between approval ratings and visiting frequency downtown.
There is a definite positive relationship between visiting downtown and rating downtown: more visits mean higher ratings. Admittedly, none of the ratings are very good.
This most likely implies one of two things. First, the people who know downtown best like it the best. Second, there is a kind of self-selection going on where those most likely to prefer downtown as it is. It is probably a combination of both.
QUESTION: How often do you go to downtown Eugene: daily, weekly, monthly, rarely, never?
QUESTION: How would you rate Downtown Eugene: excellent, good, fair, poor?
QUESTION: How would you rate the crime problem in downtown Eugene: excellent, good, fair, poor?
QUESTION: How would you rate the business environment in downtown Eugene: 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, September 13-15, 2016, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, and September 11-12, 2017. The margin of error at the sample median for each individual survey is 7%. Overall the margin of error is 3%.

Eugene City Council Approval Rating – Feburary 2018

The city council is maintaining its increased approval rating from last year.

QUESTION: How would you rate the job the Eugene City Council 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, September 11-12, 2017, and February 5-8, 2018. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

Key Demographics of Downtown Eugene Business Rating

Younger Eugeneans clearly have the highest ratings for downtown’s business environment.

QUESTION: How would you rate the business environment in downtown Eugene: 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, September 13-15, 2016, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, and September 11-12, 2017. The margin of error at the sample median for each individual survey is 7%. Overall the margin of error is 3%.

Name Familiarity Trends of Leading Eugene Elected Officials

This shows that Mayor Vinis is still not the best known local politician in Eugene.

Closer inspection reveals that Mayor Vinis’ name familiarity is staying level, but that of the others is dropping. However, that is not so shocking since the others were active in the 2016 campaign. Familiarity typically drops over time after an election season. That the mayor is remaining about level means that there some news is continuing to get out about her and keeping her familiarity up.

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, September 11-12, 2017, and February 5-8, 2018. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.