The Oregonian/OregonLive commissioned a poll of 600 voters in the three-county Portland area ahead of the fall election. Questions centered on homelessness, public safety, the virtality of downtown Portland, the competitive City Council race and a proposed ballot measure to rewrite Portland’s form of government.
Portland-based DHM Research designed and conducted the poll on the newsroom’s behalf.
The 10 news stories we’ve published about the poll findings help explain what the survey revealed and provide additional context.
Portland City Council candidate Rene Gonzalez holds commanding lead over Jo Ann Hardesty
Portland voters likely to approve ballot measure to reshape city government, election system
Most Portland voters peg City Council as ‘very ineffective’
Near record share of Portlanders believe city on wrong track
82% of Portland area voters want more police
Homelessness is the most important issue for Portland-area voters
How The Oregonian/OregonLive conducted its poll on Portland issues
Downtown Portland feels even less safe now than months into pandemic, Oregonian/OregonLive poll finds
Portland voters want more mental health resources, particularly for unhoused people
61% of Portland voters call graffiti ‘big’ problem
The survey was conducted Oct. 5 to Oct. 10, using a combination of online surveys and phone calls to cell phones and landlines. The respondents were selected to match the demographic profile of metro-area voters. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points for metrowide results and plus or minus 5.7 percentage points for city of Portland-specific results.
If you want to know even more, you can dig into all the nitty-grittiest of details. Here are the full poll findings and detailed cross-tabulations from DHM.
— Betsy Hammond; firstname.lastname@example.org; @OregonPolEds