According to a February poll conducted by DHM Research, only 18 percent of Oregonians think the state is headed in the right direction. That’s the lowest number recorded in DHM Research surveys dating back to 1993.
Respondents are unhappy with homelessness, rising crime, jobs and the economy, housing costs, and more.
Oregon Democrats in the state have what political analysts call a “triplex”—one party holds the offices of governor, attorney general and secretary of state. The party also holds majorities in both chambers of the legislature and the treasurer’s office.