Voters Have Buyer’s Remorse for Measure 37 in Oregon

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

As voters in a number of Western states prepare to vote on “takings” measures on the November ballot, we conducted a statewide survey in Oregon to determine how voters in that state currently feel about a similar measure (Measure 37) that they passed in 2004. The survey found that Oregon voters now have serious regrets and concerns about the effects the measure has had on their communities. In fact, voters in Oregon now overwhelmingly oppose Measure 37 and believe it has resulted in many negative and unforeseen consequences.