Poll: Pessimism about quality of life, cost of living prevails among Portland metro voters

While some metrics improved in 2023, an annual poll commissioned by the Portland Metro Chamber showed that voters have deepening concerns about the future.

PORTLAND, Ore. — While Portland leaders have touted recent progress on metrics like crime, new polling shows that many people in the metro area remain deeply pessimistic about their quality of life and how it compares to the area’s cost of living.

The polling comes from the Portland Metro Chamber, formerly known as the Portland Business Alliance. The group takes an annual assessment of voter sentiments, and they commissioned local firm DHM Research to conduct a survey of 500 voters in the

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