Posts tagged ‘May 2013 Election’

Jail Beds Aren’t Coming Fast Enough

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Eugeneans don’t perceive jail beds coming fast enough. It is not immediately clear if they aren’t getting the news from the jail or if they like the increase and want more or both.

QUESTION:
How would you rate the job Lane County is doing adding more jail beds: excellent, good, fair, poor?

METHODOLOGY:
200 live telephone interviews of likely 2014 Eugene General Election voters were conducted September 23-24, 2013. The margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

Sheriff Tom Turner Eugene Favorability

Sheriff Tom Turner’s favorability has soared since January. This is almost certainly due to the May Jail Levy campaign.

QUESTION:
Now, 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 Tom Turner?

METHODOLOGY:
200 live telephone interviews of likely 2014 Eugene General Election voters were conducted each of January 23-24 and June 10-11, 2013. The margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

Sheriff Tom Turner Eugene Approval

Sheriff Turner’s approval rating has soared since January. This is almost certainly due to the successful Jail Levy campaign and his active part in it.

QUESTION:
How would you rate the job Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner is doing: excellent, good, fair, poor?
METHODOLOGY:
200 live telephone interviews of likely 2014 Eugene General Election voters were conducted each of January 23-24 and June 10-11, 2013. The margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

District Attorney Gardner Eugene Approval

District Attorney Gardner’s job performance improved significantly during the May election.

It’s important to keep in mind that virtually no polling in Lane County has found any elected officials much above even in their approval rating for the past couple years.

QUESTION:
How would you rate the job  Lane County District Attorney Alex Gardner is doing: excellent, good, fair, poor?

METHODOLOGY:
200 live telephone interviews of likely 2014 Eugene General Election voters were conducted each of January 23-24 and June 10-11, 2013. The margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

Lane Board of County Commissioners Eugene Approval

It’s nice to be on the winning side. The approval rating of the county commissioners went up a bit since before the election.

This is a big contrast from the drops for Mayor Piercy (http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=9267) and the Eugene City Council (http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=9272) that were posted last week.

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 2014 Eugene General Election voters were conducted each of January 23-24 and June 10-11, 2013. The margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

Eugene City Council Approval Rating: Before and After Service Fee Election

As with Mayor Piercy, the job performance of the Eugene City Council also dropped significantly since January. It is likely the election campaign and landslide defeat were at least part of the cause.

QUESTION:
How would you rate the job the Eugene City Council is doing: excellent, good, fair, poor?

METHODOLOGY:
200 live telephone interviews of likely 2014 Eugene General Election voters were conducted each of January 23-24 and June 10-11, 2013. The margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

Following standard methodology, the excellent and good are grouped as approve and fair and poor are grouped as disapprove.

Kitty Piercy Approval Rating: Before and After Service Fee Election

The job performance of Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy has dropped significantly since before the Service Fee election. It is likely the election campaign and landslide defeat of the measure were at least part of the cause.

Mayor Piercy now has one of the lowest approval ratings since taking office. The political question is whether this will rebound or not.

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

METHODOLOGY:
200 live telephone interviews of likely 2014 Eugene General Election voters were conducted each of January 23-24 and June 10-11, 2013. The margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

Following standard methodology, the excellent and good are grouped as approve and fair and poor are grouped as disapprove.

Eugene Budget: Revenue Increase or Expenditure Cut?

Eugeneans generally preferred revenue cuts

QUESTION:
As you may know, the City of Eugene has a $6 million dollar shortfall. Should Eugene increase revenues or cut expenditures?

METHODOLOGY:
200 live telephone interviews of likely 2014 Eugene General Election voters were conducted each of January 23-24 and June 10-11, 2013. The margin of error at the sample median is 7 percent.

Lane Jail Levy Yes Percentage Over Eugene Fee Yes Percentage by Eugene Ward

This post shows the difference in margin between the Jail Levy and the Eugene Fee by Eugene City Council Ward. The difference was huge. It was in double digits in every ward.

The smallest differences were in the wards held by Mayor Piercy’s city council allies.

City Council Ward Map
http://www.eugene-or.gov/index.aspx?NID=532

2013 Ward Map

Source of data: Lane County Elections

Eugene Fee Yes Percentage by Ward

The Eugene Service Fee lost in every Eugene City Council Ward. The most supportive was Ward 3 around the University and the least supportive was Ward 6 in Bethel Danebo. Though the top and bottom wards are the same, the exact order of the wards is different than with the Jail Levy.

Map
http://www.eugene-or.gov/index.aspx?NID=532

2013 Ward Map

Source of data: Lane County Elections