Polling News

April 6, 2018
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POLL: Oregon Voters Want Governor Brown Veto on SB 1528

PORTLAND, OR – The Clout Research survey of likely voters statewide in Oregon shows a convincing majority of voters want Governor Brown to veto SB 1528, which could result in a hefty tax hike for many Oregon taxpayers and business owners.

The survey shows 53% of likely Oregon voters want Governor Brown to veto the measure, while just 18% said they want her to sign it into law. Another 29% said they were unsure on the question. Opposition to the bill spans party, gender, and age demographics.

Governor Brown’s decision on the fate of the bill must come Friday.

Democrats are evenly split on the question, with 28% favoring her signing SB 1528 and 31% saying she should veto the bill. A plurality of Democrats – 42% – were unsure on the question. Meanwhile, Republicans are clearly wanting Governor Brown to veto the bill. More than three out of four Republicans – 77% – want the bill vetoed. Just 8% of Republicans said they favored the bill becoming law, while 16% of Republicans said they were not sure.

Women are much more in favor of a veto of the bill than are men. While 56% of women want Governor Brown to veto the bill, 49% of men agree. But among both genders, far more voters favor veto over having SB 1528 becoming law.

The telephone survey of 425 likely voters statewide in Oregon was conducted April 3-5, 2018. It included interviews with both voters in landline households and cell phone-only households. It carries a confidence interval of 95% and a margin of error of +/- 4.73 percentage points.