A new poll, commissioned by OPB and Fox 12, finds that the race for Oregon’s next Labor Commissioner is wide open.
Pollster Tim Hibbitts of DHM Research says a full 60 percent of respondents are still undecided between incumbent Brad Avakian and challenger Bruce Starr:
Hibbitts told OPB, “You’ve got a race where Avakian is at 22, Bruce Starr is at 19. You’ve got 60 percent of the voters undecided … This race is completely up in the air. I mean you might want to give Avakian a very very slight edge because he is the incumbent and he has a slight lead. But I have no idea what’s going to happen in this race.”
The poll was conducted among 400 registered Oregon voters on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 4.4 percent.