FS Poll: Tri-county voters are receptive to changes in election laws

Released: February 12, 2009

Poll: Tri-county voters are receptive to changes in election laws

PORTLAND, Ore - A recent telephone poll finds that voters in the Tri-county areas of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington County, Oregon are receptive to changes in election law and are willing to entertain progressive options to increase voter participation.

"These poll results show that Tri-county voters may be receptive to being the test market for serious changes to election law," stated Moses Ross, partner with Forward Support, Inc., whom commissioned the poll. "We hope to share some of our poll findings with the Citizens Campaign Commission of Portland."

Highlights of the poll include:

• 50% of Tri-county participants would support the use of the campaign finance fund, also known as Voter Owned Elections, for city elections.

• Survey respondents preferred universal voter registration over same-day voter registration.

• Over 46% of Tri-county voters surveyed support the use of Instant Runoff Voting in non-partisan elections.

The poll, conducted January 21-29, 2009, has a margin of error of ± 4% at the 95% confidence level.

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To obtain a detailed poll breakdown (Crosstab Report) and analysis (White Paper Report), please click one of the links below:

Crosstab Report

White Paper analysis

Contact:

Moses Ross 503-309-7985