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From the Archives … Eugene Mayoral Poll from May 2003

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Here’s how some potential candidates for Eugene’s 2004 Mayoral race stood in May 2003.

The sample doesn’t exactly match the one in the previous post. It is from May and a General election sample. That said, it’s clear that Miller and Piercy both had developed large citywide constituencies.

QUESTION: Now, looking at next year’s mayoral race. Some say Mayor Jim Torrey won’t run for re-election. Some people have already been mentioned as interested in running for mayor. If the election were held today, would you vote for David Kelly, Jeff Miller, Nancy Nathanson, or Kitty Piercy for Mayor ROTATE?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely general election voters were conducted the nights of May 7 and 8, 2003. The margin of error at the sample median is 7%.

Piercy 2014 Job Performance Trend

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Mayor Piercy’s rating dropped significantly after the paid sick leave issue gained prominence and has not really recovered since then.

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

METHODOLOGY A random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely Eugene 2014 General election voters were conducted on each of Feb. 11-14, May 27-28, July 8-10, July 23-24, July 30-31, Sep. 15-16, and Dec. 2-3, 2014. The margin of error at the sample median for each survey is plus or minus 7 percent.

As in all the posts: approval is the sum of the excellent and good percentages and disapproval is the sum of the fair and poor percentages. This follows standard methodology.

Eugene City Council 2014 Job Performance Trend

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The Eugene City Council’s job performance rating remained relatively steady throughout the year.

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

METHODOLOGY A random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely Eugene 2014 General election voters were conducted on each of Feb. 11-14, May 27-28, July 8-10, July 23-24, July 30-31, Sep. 15-16, and Dec. 2-3, 2014. The margin of error at the sample median for each survey is plus or minus 7 percent.

As in all the posts: approval is the sum of the excellent and good percentages and disapproval is the sum of the fair and poor percentages. This follows standard methodology.

Board of County Commissioners 2014 Job Performance Trend

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The job performance rating of the county commission was relatively constant during the year. A slight improvement is observable since the contentious May Primary elections.

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

METHODOLOGY A random sample of 200 live telephone interviews of likely Eugene 2014 General election voters were conducted on each of Feb. 11-14, May 27-28, July 8-10, July 23-24, July 30-31, Sep. 15-16, and Dec. 2-3, 2014. The margin of error at the sample median for each survey is plus or minus 7 percent.

As in all the posts: approval is the sum of the excellent and good percentages and disapproval is the sum of the fair and poor percentages. This follows standard methodology.

Oregon 1914 Statewide Election Results: Single Tax Measure

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The Single Tax was William S. U’Ren’s most famous proposal. It was designed to change Oregon’s economy and society. It had failed in previous years. This time supporters renamed it and its support increased, but not enough to pass.

MEASURE 14: $1500 Tax Exemption Amendment

REFERRED BY INITIATIVE
FAILED

TAX EXEMPTION AMENDMENT. Its purpose is to exempt from assessment and taxation, dwelling houses, household furniture, live stock, machinery, orchard trees, vines, bushes, shrubs, nursery stock, merchandise, buildings and other improvements on, in and under lands made by clearing, ditching and draining, but not to exempt the land; it is intended to exempt up to $1,500, all kinds of personal property and land improvements of all kinds, but the land itself shall be assessed.

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 1914 Statewide Election Results: Foreign Voting Measure

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It might seem strange today, but. until 1914, certain foreign citizens could vote in Oregon’s elections. This had been true since Oregon became a state. This right was taken away, in an election where foreigners could vote, in a landslide.

MEASURE 1: Requiring Voters to be Citizens of the United States

REFERRED BY LEGISLATURE
PASSED

FOR AMENDMENT of Section 2 of Article II of the Constitution of Oregon, so as to require voters to be citizens of the United States, in all elections, unless otherwise provided for in the Constitution.

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 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.