Recent Polls & Analysis

  • Minimum Wage Hike May be a Challenge

    A proposal to increase Oregon’s minimum wage to $12 an hour is supported by 55% and opposed by 41% of voters statewide. Just 4% have no opinion on the issue. While on the surface 55% support may appear promising for supporters, ballot measure campaign observers would not consider passage a sure thing. “Historically speaking, ballot measures that fail to reach 60% in early polling typically end up losing on Election Day,” says Bob Moore, President of national polling firm Moore Information. Read More

  • New Poll Looks at Oregon’s 2016 Race for Governor

    New Poll Shows Kate Brown Vulnerable to Challengers in 2016 In head-to-head ballot tests against potential GOP candidates, Oregon’s new Governor Kate Brown falls below the 50% threshold in all four match-ups. Read More

  • 2014 GOP Election Success: Some Clouds in the Silver Lining?

    Bob Moore Takes a Closer Look at the 2014 Election Results and Challenges for the GOP in 2016 The November election results have been seen as a huge victory for the Republican Party and well they should be. The GOP picked up nine seats in the U.S. Senate and another 13 seats in the U.S. House, giving Republicans control of the Senate and the largest majority in the House of Representatives since the 1940s. Read More

  • John Kitzhaber: A Governor for Multnomah County?

    Bob Moore Takes a Closer Look at Election Results and Moore Information Polling, Further Revealing How Democrats in Oregon Defied National Trends in 2014 Read More

  • Blame for Shutdown Falls along Partisan Lines, But a Majority Disagrees with the Tea Party

    Blame for the federal government shutdown fell out on partisan lines; 43% blame Republicans, 31% blame President Obama and Democrats in Congress and 19% say both parties are at fault. The remaining 7% blame neither party or have no opinion. Democrats blame Republicans, Republicans blame Democrats and Independents are divided between blaming Republicans (35%), Obama and the Democrats (32%) and assigning blame to both (26%). The shutdown doesn’t appear to have hurt the GOP in Washington State beyond the partisan advantage Democrats already hold in the state, despite national coverage to the contrary. Read More

  • Dunn Leads Song in the King County Council District 9 Race

    As of October 23th, just one-in-five district voters (19%) have already cast their ballot for the November 5th election. Among those who have voted, Reagan Dunn leads Shari Song by a 40-20% margin in the race for County Council, while the remaining 40% say they don’t remember or voted for someone else. Read More

  • Moore Insight: Washington’s I-517 Looks to be on Shaky Ground

    With just over a week to go before the November 5th general election, Washington’s Initiative 517, which concerns the initiative and referendum process in the state, is opposed by a narrow margin. After hearing the ballot question, 33% of voters plan to or have already voted “yes,” while 40% plan to or have voted “no.” The remaining 27% are undecided or wouldn’t reveal their vote. Read More

  • WA Voters – Political Climate

    Voters are pessimistic about the direction of the state, with 31% describing things as headed in the right direction, but 56% say things are off on the wrong track. Expectantly, Republicans are widely pessimistic about the direction of the state (typical when state government is in the hands of the other party), while Democrats are optimistic. Independents are pessimistic today, though less so than Republicans. Read More

  • Pathway to Citizenship and Amnesty are Both Popular in Oregon

    Our recent survey of Oregon voters reveals wide support for a proposed law that allows illegal immigrants already in the Unites States, with no criminal record, to work toward citizenship, if these immigrants meet specific requirements: 1) apply for legal status; 2) learn English; 3) pay taxes and a penalty; 4) go to the back of the line and work toward citizenship. Read More

  • Jeff Merkley: Call Home!

    After more than four years in office, approximately half of Oregon’s voters have never heard of or have no opinion of U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley; 22% say they have never heard of Merkley, while another 26% have no opinion of him. The remaining include 37% who have a favorable opinion and 14% who have an unfavorable opinion of the Senator. Read More