In the wake of a scandal involving Oregon’s First Lady Cylvia Hayes, a new SurveyUSA poll in Oregon finds Dennis Richardson (R) now leading Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) in the race for governor by 55% to 39% among those following the story.
Richardson was stunned, telling KXL, “It was just amazing to see that kind of a flip.”
The Oregonian has a big caveat: “The methodology notes a weakness. The poll’s essential question was asked of the 407 respondents who said they’re following the Hayes story — and those may or may not be likely voters.”Save to Favorites