1990s Oregon campaigns anticipated Trump’s politics of division

Arlene Stein, Rutgers University The white working class surprised many pundits and social scientists by supporting Donald Trump, leading some to describe the election results as a “whitelash.” The fact that the president-elect successfully mobilized this population was far from inevitable. After all, a fair number of Trump supporters once […] Read more »

Despite Bernie Sanders’ Crowds, Hillary Clinton Ahead In Oregon

A new poll shows Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump headed toward primary victories next week in Oregon — and suggests Clinton holds a strong lead over Trump as both pivot toward the November general election. DHM Research surveyed 901 likely Oregon voters between May 6 and May 9 for OPB […] Read more »

Northwest Voters Have Few Regrets After Legalizing Pot

Six months after Oregon voters legalized recreational marijuana, they say they’re still happy with their choice. … The numbers show voters haven’t experienced buyer’s remorse since the Oregon Liquor Control Commission began drafting its plans for implementing recreational pot in the state. … The poll shows a similar consistency among Washington voters, […] Read more »

Oregonians Think Society Talks About Race Too Much

While a wide majority of registered voters in Oregon said racism is still a problem in the state, they also believe race doesn’t need to be talked about so often. Those are just some of the findings from a recent OPB poll on race relations conducted by Portland firm DHM Research. […] Read more »

Can Republicans expand their reach in blue states? Oregon Senate race provides a test.

To Republicans, the Senate race in this solidly Democratic state presents an alluring opportunity. … And in Monica Wehby, Republicans have a fresh-faced, female challenger who they believe matches the moment: a pediatric neurosurgeon and political outsider who rails against the Affordable Care Act but is relatively moderate on social […] Read more »