Pothole Problem Podcast — The Shiny Object (featuring guest John Horvick). An insider’s perspective on polling.
DHM's Director of Client Relations and Political Research is this week's guest on the Pothole Problem Podcast with Dr. Jack Miller.
John takes us behind the scenes to provide an insider’s perspective on polling – how the data he gathers is used, why it’s gathered in the first place, and why the public doesn’t usually see what the public opinion research industry is really doing.
Cap and trade split shows Oregon politics as partisan as ever
"As Oregon’s Republican walkout finished its third day, there appeared little hope for compromise. That’s partly because the lawmakers on both sides are more partisan than in decades gone by."
Sources: Half of voters worried about region's future
"Forty-nine percent of voters believe the quality of life in the region is getting worse, according to a newly released poll by Portland-based DHM Research."
Our Opinion: Portland residents must embrace density
"The problems of homelessness and housing affordability are obvious to anyone who travels the many roads lined with makeshift dwellings or who experiences the sticker shock of a two-bedroom house or studio apartment."
Report: Housing costs stifle economic optimism
"A decade after the end of the Great Recession, the regional economy is booming, with rising wages and record-low unemployment."
Oregonians and Visitors Encouraged to "Take Care Out There" as Part of New Responsible Outdoor Recreation Campaign
"A new public education campaign to nurture a statewide ethos of responsible outdoor recreation is launching today in celebration of Oregon's 161st birthday, helping ensure the protection and preservation of Oregon's bountiful natural spaces for present and future generations."
2020 Portland area tax proposals include helping homeless, transportation plan and another school bond
"Oregon voters, especially in the greater Portland area, will be asked to approve tax measures this spring and fall that would add hundreds of millions of dollars to local government agencies."
Portland City Council Approves Sending Gas Tax Renewal To May 2020 Ballot
"A gas tax will be back on Portland’s ballot this spring.
"City leaders agreed Thursday to refer another temporary 10-cents-per-gallon tax to voters for the May 2020 election. The ballot measure should look very similar to the one Portlanders narrowly approved four years ago."
Salem's homeless camping ban may have backfired. Now what?
"Salem's homeless camping ban may have backfired.
"Enacted in mid-December, it first pushed people out of downtown and away from The ARCHES Project, to a brief stay at the Oregon Capitol Mall and then elsewhere, only to migrate back to the sheltering buildings of downtown."
Bend City Council moves toward $180 million transportation bond this May
"The Bend City Council will vote next month on whether or not residents will be asked to consider a $180 million transportation bond in May."
Guest Column: What are the top state issues?
"As the new year approaches, the No. 1 issue for Oregon voters is …
"It depends on the voters’ political leanings."
A decade done - The roller coaster of public opinion
"Oregonian ended the 2010s in a surprisingly pessimistic mood, according to a new poll by the Portland-based DHM Research firm."
When the trade war with China costs small firms their largest export partner, where do they go next?
"The U.S.-China trade war has had a significant impact on domestic industries over the last year, accelerating the contraction of U.S. manufacturing and causing significant disruption for multinational corporations and small businesses, particularly farmers."
Salem council may set aside city property as designated camping sites for the homeless
"Salem city councilors may set aside city property as designated camping sites for the homeless."