Recent Polls & Analysis

  • ST3 Voter Survey Results

    A recent Moore Information survey of likely voters residing in the Sound Transit District (May 23-25, 2017) explored voter sentiment about the Sound Transit Three (ST3) funding measure, which passed in November 2016. When voters were asked how they would vote, given the chance to vote again, voters say they would oppose the measure increasing car tabs, sales tax and property taxes, by a 51-37% margin, with 13% unsure. Further, the opposition is intense with fully 44% of voters strongly opposing ST3 today. Read More

  • A Pollster’s New Year’s Resolutions and What We Learned from Mark Twain

    Well, it’s a new year and two months have elapsed since the November elections, two months in which we have had time to assess what happened and take in much of the post-election analysis as well. Frankly, the miscues and misguided analysis that plagued the pre-election coverage of the Presidential race seem alive and well in the ensuing post-election coverage. We thought it might be helpful to break down a few aspects of the election, what hindsight offers and provide some advice on avoiding the pitfalls of the instant punditry that continues to get it wrong. Of course, we realize that as pollsters our credibility may be suspect given the conventional post-election wisdom. But here are some New Year’s resolutions you might find worth considering: Read More

  • Montanans Show Support for Business in Annual Chamber Poll

    The Montana Chamber of Commerce annual Power-Base (P-base) survey of 800 voters statewide in Montana reveals that business organizations like the Montana Chamber of Commerce are well-regarded by voters throughout the state and voters are more likely to vote for a candidate endorsed by the Montana Chamber than a labor union, environmental group, or trial lawyer organization. Read More

  • Montana Voter Attitudes about Iran Nuclear Deal

    Results of Moore Information's recent statewide survey of Montana voters show that by a nearly 3:1 margin, Montanans oppose the “recent nuclear deal between the United States and Iran.” Today, only 23% are in favor, while 60% oppose the deal. Further, opposition has deep intensity, as 52% say they “strongly” oppose the deal, compared to only 14% who “strongly” favor the deal. Read More

  • Cresent Hardy Leading Potential Challengers

    Rep. Cresent Hardy, R-Nev., leads all four of the potential Democratic opponents in head-to-head matchups for his 4th District seat, an internal poll conducted for his campaign and obtained by CQ Roll Call shows. Read More

  • 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