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Corporate tax measure polls strongly

election vote envelopePORTLAND, Ore. – A new poll shows Ballot Measure 97, the corporate tax measure, has a strong lead. It shows that 60 percent of registered voters support it, 30 percent are against it, and 10 percent are undecided.

Support for the measure comes from across the state.

“Additionally, a majority of voters of all ages, educational levels and incomes support the measure,” a release from DHM states. “The only demographic group that does not support the measure is Republicans, with 57 percent opposed. However, even one in four Republicans say they are certain to vote for Measure 97 (24 percent).”

The poll was taken earlier this month, before what could amount to one of the most expensive campaigns for and against an initiative in Oregon history. Advertising can naturally change people’s opinions.

Measure 97 would impose a 2.5 percent tax on gross revenues of corporations with sales above $25 million a year.

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