Public Opinion Survey
In March 2011, the Portland Business Alliance and Portland General Electric released results of a public opinion survey of registered voters in four Portland-metro counties. The survey, conducted by noted pollster Tim Hibbitts of Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall, showed votersí utmost concern is job opportunities. Results also revealed voters want a greater statewide focus on the economy and job creation.
In September 2014, the Alliance and Portland General Electric commissioned DHM Research to conduct a follow-up poll to gauge how voters are feeling about the economy and job climate. The 2014 poll showed that voters feel less concerned about how the economy is faring compared to the 2011 poll, but they also believe leaders need to stay focused on job creation, in particular growing family wage jobs. Below are the results from this latest poll.