-Oregon voters would be closely divided if they had a vote in 2014 on legalizing gay marriage or marijuana. 46% think gay marriage should be legal to 45% who think it should be illegal. And 43% think marijuana usage should be legal to 46% who believe it should not. In both cases voter under 65 support liberalizing the laws, but seniors are so strong in their opposition that it becomes very close overall.
A push to legalize civil unions in Oregon wouldn't be terribly controversial. 74% of voters in the state support either gay marriage or civil unions, including 53% of Republicans, with only 23% opposed to any sort of legal recognition at all for same sex couples.
-Oregon is not a big professional sports state. 40% don't have a favorite MLB team and 34% don't have a preferred NFL franchise. The quasi local Seattle Mariners lead the way among MLB teams at 16%, followed by the Red Sox at 10%, Cubs and Giants at 7%, Yankees at 6%, Braves at 5%, Dodgers at 4%, A's at 3%, and Padres at 2%.
42% of Oregonians say they would like to have an MLB team of their own in the state to 31% opposed to the concept. But only 19% would support the use of any taxpayer money to build a ballpark for such a team with 68% opposed so it's pretty unlikely there will be a Portland Beaver franchise in the majors any time soon.
Speaking to their new status as America's Team, the Packers come out as the most popular NFL team in the state at 16% to 15% for the Seahawks, 10% for the 49ers, 8% for the Cowboys, 6% for the Broncos and Raiders, 3% for the Giants, and 2% for the Chargers.
31% of voters in the state identify themselves as Oregon fans to 27% who pull for Oregon State. This is one college sports rivalry with a huge partisan divide- Democrats prefer the Ducks by a 38-21 spread, while Republicans go for the Beavers 36-23.
Bend and Corvallis are at the top of the list because they both do well with voters across party lines. Portland and Eugene are both very polarizing. Portland ranks the best of any city among Democrats at 78/11, but Republicans actually rate it unfavorably at 34/52. Eugene similarly gets a 65/11 rating from Democrats, but only a 30/49 one from Republicans. Republicans view Salem (35/40) unfavorably as well.
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