Overwhelmingly, Portland Says Light Rail Stabbing Was Act of Terrorism, Not Patriotism; City Offended by President Trump’s Silence; Mayor Ted Wheeler Needs to Say and Do More; Number Who Say Race Relations Here ‘Getting Worse’ Has Doubled from 1 Year Ago

SurveyUSA Breaking News - 107 days ago

Portlandiers appear profoundly affected by the stabbing deaths of 2 Good Samaritans and subsequent arraignment of a white supremacist, according to a SurveyUSA poll commissioned by KATU-TV in Portland.

1 year ago, 22% of greater Portland residents said race relations in greater Portland were getting worse. Today, following a hate crime that shocked a nation, that number has doubled to 43%.

Of those who are following news stories about the stabbing deaths on the MAX light-rail system, 68% label the actions of the accused, Jeremy Joseph Christian, “terrorism.” Just 1% call the violence “patriotism,” as Christian did when he appeared in court.

64% here say President Donald Trump needs to say and do more in response to the domestic terrorism. So far, Mr. Trump has said little, done nothing. 46% say Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler also needs to say more, do more.

550 area adults were interviewed 05/31/17 through 06/04/17. Minority residents were over-sampled, and then weighted to their correct proportion of the greater Portland population.

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