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New poll shows reasons for Republican optimism in Oregon legislative races

Republicans haven’t controlled any branch of Oregon government since Barack Obama’s first campaign for president – but they’re bullish this year about their legislative chances.

An internal poll memo produced for the national Republican State Leadership Committee and shared with the Capital Chronicle suggests that Republicans have a “rare opportunity” to win in November, thanks to low opinions of President Joe Biden and Oregon’s Democratic leaders.

“Voters across Oregon have had enough and view Republican state legislators as the remedy to get the state out of a downward spiral and back on the right track,” committee spokesman Zach Kraft said in a statement.

All 60 House districts and 30 Senate districts are new this year following last year’s post-census legislative redistricting. Legislative Democrats controlled redistricting, and independent analyses like 

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