Democrats winning on abortion?
If the polls are correct, Democrats are winning in Pennsylvania, but losing in Oregon. Tiffany Smiley is also running a strong campaign in Washington. What’s going on in the Pacific Northwest?
“The vast majority of Oregon voters have a negative impression of Portland, a poll commissioned by The Oregonian/OregonLive shows.
Half the respondents said they have a very negative view of Oregon’s largest city, while another 22% said they have a somewhat negative impression of Portland, according to the poll conducted by Portland firm DHM Research. …”
Joe Biden is campaigning … in Oregon in October.
“Joe Biden’s appearance this week on the campaign trail in Oregon says as much about Democrats’ struggles in the reliable blue state as it does about his own careful approach to the midterms.
Biden advisers and close political allies are worried about a confluence of factors that threaten to flip the open contest for governor in the state. A third-party challenger is pulling more support from Democrats than the GOP; four contested congressional races, including one over the border in Washington state, have resulted in a barrage of Republican TV ad attacks; and the uneven economic recovery and spiraling quality of life concerns around homelessness and crime are weighing on voters.
“It’s just a tough year for us,” a Biden ally conceded. …”
A tough year in Oregon and Washington?
There are polls which have Tim Ryan winning in Ohio.
“Nearly three-fourths of Portland voters believe their city is on the wrong track, according to a new poll commissioned by The Oregonian/OregonLive.
Only 13% of Portland voters said the city is headed in the right direction, according to the poll of 600 people conducted by DHM Research from Oct. 5 through Monday.
Residents in the three-county metro area who live outside of Portland were even more sour. Fully 84% said things in the Portland area are on the wrong track, while only 9% said they are headed in the right direction. …”
I lost track of developments in Portland and Seattle.
Last time I was paying attention, the police were collapsing in both cities. Apparently, the crime and homelessness has gotten bad enough to make the GOP competitive in both states for the first time in decades. Perhaps this is a localized backlash or attack ads are resonating more in the Northwest?
“The increase in violent crime in Portland, Oregon between 2020 and 2021 outpaced the rest of the United States, according to the latest FBI data.
The FBI data, while not accounting for every jurisdiction in every state, indicated that violent crime shot up more than 38% in Portland, Oregon, from 3,148 violent crime incidents in 2020 to 4,374 in 2021. …”
The Republican candidate for governor in Oregon is pulling away.
“Republican candidate Christine Drazan now leads in the Oregon gubernatorial race by a margin of 6%, per a new opinion poll by Clout Research released on Thursday.
The poll showed Drazan gaining 44% of the vote to the Democratic candidate Tina Kotek’s 38%. Meanwhile, independent candidate Betsy Johnson is garnering 11% support among respondents.
Drazan’s lead in Oregon, a heavily Democratic state that hasn’t voted for a GOP presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan in 1984, comes as a significant surprise. Drazan, a former State Representative, has run a largely conservative campaign, focusing on the cost of living and ending homelessness in the state’s largest city, Portland. …”
Please come back!
82% of Portland voters now want more police.
“82% of Portland area voters want more police, The Oregonian/OregonLive’s poll finds
Increase the police.
That’s the message from a hefty majority of Portland-area voters, who said they want more police on the beat across the metro region, according to a poll commissioned by The Oregonian/OregonLive. …”
Portland and Charlottesville are why I am voting for Kay Ivey.
COVID and the George Floyd riots could have been a lot worse with a Democratic governor. I’m grateful we didn’t have any of that in Alabama. Montgomery is also looking more like Portland.
Note: Gov. Tony Evers who allowed Kenosha to burn and Kyle Rittenhouse to get in trouble is running for reelection in Wisconsin. It is important for people like Tony Evers and Terry McAuliffe to be defeated.