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Since 2016 there's been a decline in those who think Portland's on the right track

The regional transportation funding measure poll released by Metro on Dec. 11 has bad news for some local elected leaders.

In addition to measuring voter reaction to various funding options, the FM3 Research poll also found Portlanders growing increasingly discouraged about the future of their city.

Between July 2016 and December 2019, the portion of residents who think the city is heading in the right direction fell from 46% to 34%. Those who think the city is on the wrong track increased from 43% to 48%.

Between June 2015 and December 2019, the favorability rating for all cities in the tricounty region fell from 57% to 49%. Favorability ratings for the three counties fell from 58% to 53% during that period. But they increased from 70% to 73% for TriMet and held steady at 51% for Metro, according to the poll.

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