New poll says Oregon voters ready for third major party


Independent Party of Oregon

SALEM – The Independent Party of Oregon yesterday released a poll showing strong support for a third major party.

Key findings

  • Fewer than half of Oregon voters surveyed hold a favorable impression of either the Democratic or Republican parties.
  • Just one third of Oregon voters feel well represented by the two major parties compared to 40 percent of voters who believe that a third major party is needed.
  • 80 percent of voters surveyed would consider voting for Independent Party candidates or joining the IPO.
  • 1 in 5 voters would consider joining the Independent Party of Oregon.

“This survey shows that there is strong support for the Independent Party and its candidates heading into the 2016 election,” said party secretary, Sal Peralta.  “Oregonians, like voters across the country, do not feel well-represented by the two party system and are ready for a third mainstream alternative.  We are actively recruiting candidates and hope to field a strong slate for legislative and statewide offices.”

Click here to view the full topline report (pdf).

Clout Research conducted a survey of likely voters statewide in Oregon regarding political issues.  The survey was conducted July 27-29, 2015 and included 786 respondents. It included both landline and cell phone respondents and is balanced to reflect the Oregon voting population for gender, age, regional distribution, telephone type, and partisan affiliation. It carries a confidence interval of 95% and a margin of error of +/- 3.47 percentage points.