Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #19834
 
Portland OR Voters Remain Divided On Water Fluoridation, But Overwhelmingly Want Issue On Ballot:

47% of Portland Oregon voters say fluoride should not be added to the city's drinking water, 46% of voters say fluoride should be added, according to SurveyUSA's latest tracking poll conducted for KATU-TV. The results are almost identical to a SurveyUSA poll 3 weeks ago. However: men and women have switched positions on the issue. Men had opposed fluoridation, now support it. Women had supported fluoridation, now oppose it. Voters 18 to 34 newly oppose. Voters 35 to 49 newly support. Voters age 50+ had split, now support.

Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 850 Multnomah County adults 10/07/12 through 10/09/12. After filtering questions were applied, 585 registered voters from the city of Portland were identified. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.

 
One last topic: Should fluoride be added to Portland's drinking water? Or not?
583 Portland Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteNon-WhitCell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KN PortlaNE PortlSE PortlNW PortlSW PortlMultnoma
Should46%51%41%33%52%50%55%42%52%49%34%31%49%42%50%37%28%54%44%37%34%56%29%51%57%34%44%44%51%56%**
Should Not47%44%50%60%39%43%36%51%41%44%57%58%44%50%42%56%68%39%47%55%57%38%61%43%37%57%48%48%44%36%**
Not Sure8%6%9%7%9%7%8%8%7%7%10%11%7%8%7%7%3%7%9%8%9%6%10%6%7%8%8%8%6%8%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%0%
Composition of Portland Registered Voters100%49%51%34%29%24%13%62%38%77%23%19%81%16%60%23%15%41%38%13%35%52%33%38%30%12%30%34%7%17%0%
 
 
Regardless of whether or not you think fluoride should be added to the water, how should that decision be made? By a vote of the city council? Or by a vote of Portland's residents?
583 Portland Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteNon-WhitCell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KN PortlaNE PortlSE PortlNW PortlSW PortlMultnoma
Vote Of The City Council20%21%20%13%26%20%29%19%23%23%13%16%22%15%25%11%10%23%22%5%12%30%13%16%33%10%23%20%22%23%**
Vote Of Portland's Residents77%76%77%84%71%78%68%78%74%75%83%80%76%83%72%84%89%76%73%95%85%67%83%82%64%90%74%77%77%72%**
Not Sure3%3%3%3%3%2%3%3%2%2%4%5%2%2%3%5%1%2%5%0%3%4%4%2%3%0%3%3%1%5%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%0%
Composition of Portland Registered Voters100%49%51%34%29%24%13%62%38%77%23%19%81%16%60%23%15%41%38%13%35%52%33%38%30%12%30%34%7%17%0%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.