It’s been a year since the 2016 presidential election.
It’s a year of deep cuts to Oregon’s economy and its future, as millions have lost their jobs, and millions more have been pushed out of the state by a pandemic that ravaged the state’s healthcare system.
The state is struggling to find a way to keep itself afloat amid the financial crisis, with Oregonians still looking to the federal government to help fund its state government.
As a result, the state is voting in a presidential election for a second time.
A new poll released Wednesday by the Oregonian newspaper found that Oregonians are still in a race to see who will deliver the state the best possible future.
Trump is the most popular option among likely voters, according to the poll, which polled 1,835 likely voters from June 15 to July 10.
That’s up from last month, when the survey found that Trump was favored by 49 percent of voters.
But Trump is not the only one in the race for the White House.
Democratic challenger Doug Jones is the only Republican who has a shot at taking over the seat of outgoing President Jeff Sessions, who was confirmed to serve as attorney general by President Donald Trump in 2017.
Jones is also leading in several key demographic categories, including self-described Republican leanings.
He leads by 16 points among white likely voters with no college degree, 26 points among African Americans, and 28 points among Hispanic voters.
He also leads among white men, 56 percent to 36 percent.
In the Oregon Tribune/ORC International survey of 1,084 registered voters released Wednesday, Jones was the choice of 62 percent of likely voters who identify themselves as Republicans, according of the poll.
But, Jones also leads the pack in the Democratic primary, with 56 percent of registered voters supporting him.
And among registered voters who say they have never voted before, Jones leads by 18 points, 47 percent to 38 percent.
Jones, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor, is also supported by 63 percent of Democrats.
He is also backed by 63 of the 65 Democratic voters who said they would vote for Jones if he ran for governor.
In addition to the gubernatorial race, the poll finds that Democrat Doug Jones leads in the congressional race, 54 percent to 41 percent.
Jones leads Democrat Greg Orman by 15 points, 52 percent to 40 percent.
The poll also finds that Republican Greg Gianforte is the favorite in the House race, 55 percent to 43 percent.
Gianforte’s support is even more remarkable given that Gianfortez is running as a Republican in the general election, according the poll data.
Gianfortes has a commanding 53 percent to 35 percent lead over Democrat Rob Quist, with Gianfortee beating Quist by 10 points among likely Republicans.
Jones and Quist are in a statistical tie in the Portland metro area, according with the poll results.
Quist leads Jones by 11 points, 53 percent-40 percent.
According to the survey, voters are also interested in which candidates they would prefer to have as their running mate in the upcoming election.
Forty-four percent of respondents said they’d be happy with a Democrat running in the primary, compared to 28 percent who said the same for a Republican.
Jones has a strong advantage in the statewide race, with 52 percent of the likely voters surveyed saying they would be willing to support him in the Senate race.
Quists’ support among likely Democratic voters is far less, at just 15 percent.
The poll found that 54 percent of Oregonians would support a Democratic candidate in the gubernatorial election, compared with 34 percent who would be happy to see a Republican run in the contest.
And 53 percent would be open to a Democrat winning the Senate election, up from 36 percent in the poll last month.
Jones led Quist in the public opinion poll by a margin of 20 points in June, according a new poll from Quinnipiac University released on Thursday.
Quist also leads Jones in the Quinnipic poll, with 47 percent of poll respondents saying they have a favorable opinion of Quist compared to 34 percent of Quinnipics.
Quists favorability numbers have declined in the past year, as he has faced questions about sexual harassment allegations.
In a June interview with the Portland Press Herald, Quist said he had not made a sexual assault allegation, and the allegations were not credible.
In April, he also denied having any sexual contact with any of his female staffers, saying they were “fearless.”
He also denied that his campaign had engaged in any inappropriate behavior.
Quizzert was the top pick by Quinnipians in the June 2017 statewide poll.
He led Quists by 5 points, 48 percent to 44 percent.
Quicks support among women is even stronger, with 57 percent of women saying they approve of his performance as governor.
The Oregon Tribune poll is based on landline and cellphone interviews with 1,003 registered voters