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Lane County Board Rating in Eugene Ticks Up

The Lane County board’s approval rating has jumped up since last year after being remarkably steady throughout 2016.

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 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%.

Lane County Commission Board Job Performance Rating Trend

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The job performance rating of the Lane County Board of Commissioners has been remarkably stable the past two 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 likely City of Eugene General election voters were conducted February 16-18, June 1-2, September 21-22, and December 1-2, 2015, and February 22-23, and September 13-15, 2016.The margin of error at the sample median for this surveys is 7%. In addition, 240 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene General election voters were conducted November 29 through December 1, 2016. The margin of error at the sample median for this survey is 6%.

Lane Board Job Performance Trend in Eugene

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Pat Farr’s landslide win does not mean the Lane County Board is necessarily seen in any better light throughout the county. The Lane Board’s job disapproval rating declined, but the approval rating stayed level early this year.

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 February 16-18, 2015, June 1-2, 2015, September 21-22, 2015, December 1-2, 2015, and February 22-23, 2016. The margin of error at the sample median is 7%.
The total might not equal 100% due to rounding.

Countywide Lane Board Job Performance Trend

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Pat Farr’s landslide win does not mean the Lane County Board is necessarily seen in any better light throughout the county. The Lane County Board of Commissioners’ rating has remained roughly level since June.

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

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of likely Lane general election voters were conducted February 29-March 3, 2012, October 28-29, 2013, June 29-30, 2015, and January 25-26, 2016. The margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent for all surveys.

As with all measures of approval and disapproval based on job performance questions on this blog: excellent and good are judged approval and fair and poor disapproval. This method tends to be a good predictor of associated decision variables.

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.

Lane County Board of Commissioners’ Job Performance

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Essentially, the rating of the county commissioners has been holding steady in Eugene.

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

METHODOLOGY Random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely City of Eugene 2014 General Election voters conducted December 4 and 5, 2013 and February 11 through 14, 2014. Margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

 

Pat Farr Most Liked Eugene Local Office Holder

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The four best known Eugene local office holders are Mayor Kitty Piercy, county commissioners Pat Farr and Pete Sorenson, and City Councilor Betty Taylor.

When tested for favorability, Pat Farr has the highest net favorability.

QUESTION I am going to read the names of some people. Please tell me whether you have heard of each. IF HEARD OF … Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of ______ ? 1. Betty Taylor 2. Peter Sorenson 3. Kitty Piercy 4. Pat Farr

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.

Net favorability = Favorable pct. minus Unfavorable pct.

Disclaimer: Pat Farr used to, but does not now, work for The Lindholm Company, LLC.

Lane County Maintaining its Roads

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Lane County is doing better with its roads than its finances, but not that much better. Of particular note is that the “Good” percentage is greater than the “Poor” percentage.

QUESTION How would you rate the job Lane County is doing maintaining its roads: excellent, good, fair, poor?

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 Managing Finances

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Eugeneans don’t think the county is doing such a good job managing its finances. Zero percent rate it excellent.

These figures are equivalent to a 13 percent approval and 75 percent disapproval.

QUESTION How would you rate the job Lane County is doing managing its finances: excellent, good, fair, poor?

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.