Poll: Legislature 26%, Governor 37%


Polling from Riley Research,

The Oregon Legislature’s mid-term favorability rating is just 26 percent, with unfavorability ratings at 39 percent and over one-third unsure (35 percent).

Legislative Poll
The Oregon Legislature has been in session since the middle of January and is expected to adjourn in June. Is your opinion of the work of the 2009 legislature so far this session generally favorable or unfavorable? (Somewhat or Very?)

Don’t know/too soon…35

Favorability ratings were highest among:
– Democrats (31 percent)
– Voters under the age of 45 (30 — 36 percent)
– New voters (33 percent)

Unfavorable ratings were highest among:
– Men (47 percent)
– Republicans (59 percent)
– Perennial voters: 4/4 elections (49 percent)

Governor Poll:

The rating for Governor Kulongoski is better than the legislature’s, although down significantly from previous polls, and are the lowest of his term in office.

The governor squeaked out a favorable rating from a majority of just two groups:
– Democrats (50 percent)
– Those age 18-24 (55 percent)

The governor’s unfavorable ratings most often came from: men (47 percent), Republicans (59 percent), and perennial voters: 4/4 elections (49 percent).

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  • Voter

    If the Oregon GOP can’t turn these lousy poll #’s from liberals into some huge gains next election, they should end their party in Oregon.

  • Anonymous

    Better talk to the uncertain ones, if they don’t know what they believe they are also part of the problem

  • Pat Ryan

    Seems to be statistically meaningless as you omit all trend data points regarding previous ratings for the legislature, while including four historical points for the Guv.

    Also neither link at the top of the article goes to the poll inh question. On the Riley website, the most recent poll is regarding preferences for an upcoming gubernatorial race.

    I guess it can serve to reenforce extant belief among the faithful as long as they are true believers rather than critical thinkers…….

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