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Apr 21, 2021

2020 was a tough year. And a global pandemic, a shuttered economy, and the social justice movement made it a uniquely tough election year for opinion pollsters.

Election night seemed like a repeat of 2016. The polls simply got it wrong. Again.

The predictions of a “blue wave” never materialized. Pollsters had to...


Feb 21, 2020

The Oregon legislative session just wrapped. On the agenda was an ambitious plan to cap Oregon’s greenhouse emissions in a carbon marketplace known as “cap and trade.”

Opponents of the bill made national headlines by walking out of session to prevent its passage. But even with a supermajority, the Democratic...