Man, oh man. If this just doesn't foreshadow what's to come in November, then I don't know what would do it for you.
Democrats are in for a rude awakening, and they know it.
In a recent survey done by Nelson Research between May 25 and 27, Republican candidate Christine Drazan leads Democrat Tina Kotek in the Oregon governor's race.
Drazan has 29.5 percent of support and Democrat Tina Kotek has just 27.5 percent support, lastly, Independent Betsy Johnson has a mere 19.4 percent of support.
2022 OR Governor General Election
Christine Drazan (R) 30%
Tina Kotek (D) 28%
Betsy Johnson (I) 19%
Nelson Research / 516 LV
05/25-05/27 / Sample: D40/R34/I26https://t.co/uAY9mzvwXK
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) June 1, 2022
The poll did not go into detail about the reasons for the big shift in Oregon, but it could be related to the violence in Portland and the fact that the state has among of the strongest laws in the country when it comes to the illness that we're not allowed to speak about.
Drazan makes no apologies on her website:
Governor Brown made the wrong decision when she chose a never-ending state of emergency and heavy-handed mandates. I opposed her mask and vaccine mandates and repeatedly urged her to repeal them. Oregonians understand how to make decisions for themselves and their families – they don’t need their state government telling them how to live their life.
Violent crime in Oregon is out of control, especially in Portland, which is experiencing an all-time high in murders. When police were being attacked, Kate Brown and Portland politicians ignored it. Under my administration, the days of treating police like criminals and criminals like victims will end.
I will support law enforcement, the overwhelming majority of whom do their jobs with courage and distinction, and I will increase funding for our state troopers. I will ensure that laws are being enforced fairly. And when Portland politicians refuse to stop the nightly riots and bring peace to the streets, as Governor, I will.
Drazan would be the first Republican to win a gubernatorial election in 40 years if she wins.