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Survey shows close Portland mayoral race

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The following is a FOX 12-OPB poll by DHM Research conducted between April 28 and April 30.

The research involved a scientific telephone survey of 400 City of Portland likely voters. The margin of error falls within +/- 2.6 percent and +/- 4.9 percent.

For analysis from FOX 12 political analyst Tim Hibbitts, watch FOX 12's report here.

 

If the election were held today, would you vote for Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales, Jefferson Smith, or one of the other candidates?

Response Category

N=400

Total Charlie Hales

25%

  Charlie Hales

23%

  Lean Hales

2%

Total Eileen Brady

23%

  Eileen Brady

20%

  Lean Brady

3%

Total Jefferson Smith

20%

  Jefferson Smith

18%

  Lean Smith

2%

Other

6%

Undecided

28%

 

If voting for Charlie Hales, are there any particular reasons why you are voting for Charlie Hales?

Response Category

N=99

Has much experience in city government

37%

Most qualified/experienced candidate

12%

Familiar with Portland area

7%

Endorsed by people/sources I respect

5%

Familiar with his name

4%

Personal background/work in transportation

4%

Maintain streets/roads—fixed potholes

3%

Proven leadership

3%

Prefer him over other candidate

2%

Professional/business like

2%

All other responses

1% or less

None

1%

Don't know

15%

 

If voting for Eileen Brady, are there any particular reasons why you are voting for Eileen Brady?

Response Category

N=90

Businesswoman/local business owner

33%

Is a woman

12%

Started ‘New Seasons', which gives back to the community

9%

Very friendly/like her personality

7%

Will create jobs/stimulate economy

7%

Fresh voice in politics/newcomer

4%

Similar outlook to mine

3%

Great work ethic

2%

She's a Portlander

2%

All other responses

2% or less

None

16%

Don't know

2%

 

If voting for Jefferson Smith, why are you voting for Jefferson Smith?

Response Category

N=79

Fresh ideas

9%

Pro-education stance

9%

Experience/knowledge of government

8%

Most sincere candidate

6%

Recommendation from a friend

6%

From/represents the eastside

6%

Television appearance/ads

6%

Grew up in Portland/from this area

5%

Opposes the Columbia River Project

4%

Progressive

4%

Pragmatic about our economy

3%

Problem solver

3%

All other responses

2% or less

None

3%

Don't know

24%

If undecided, what do you want to know about the candidates before you make your final decision?

Response Category

N=110

Stance on issues, in relation to my needs

18%

Views on education

6%

Their priorities

5%

Endorsements

5%

Morals

5%

Track record/accomplishments

5%

Vision for city/that they have the community at heart

4%

Stance on job creation

4%

Where they are on social issues

4%

That they are honest

3%

All other responses

2% or less

None

12%

Don't know

22%

 

Mayor Sam Adams decided not to seek reelection. But, suppose he had run again, who would you vote for: Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales, Jefferson Smith, or Sam Adams?

Response Category

N=400

Total Charlie Hales

22%

  Charlie Hales

20%

  Lean Hales

2%

Total Eileen Brady

21%

  Eileen Brady

20%

  Lean Brady

1%

Total Sam Adams

18%

  Sam Adams

17%

  Lean Adams

2%

Total Jefferson Smith

17%

  Jefferson Smith

16%

  Lean Smith

2%

Undecided

23%


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