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NAFN Releases New Poll: Opinions of Short-Term Rental Caps

Oceanside, CA – In a survey released today, 69% of Oceanside likely voters in November favor a cap on the corporate short-term rentals that drive up housing costs and disrupt neighborhoods.

Results of the poll by Margin of Era Research, LLC, show that nearly seven out of 10 voters who are likely to turn out in the November 5th General Election expect City leaders to protect residents from mini-hotels purchased by corporate investors who make housing unaffordable for people who live, work and go to school in Oceanside.

The live interview telephone poll conducted April 8-9 comprised of 646 registered voters revealed that Oceanside voters are concerned that corporate short-term rentals make it harder for locals to afford homes – and capping the number would help keep housing affordable for families.  Voters strongly agree that residents must come before corporate profits, and limiting party houses will protect the peace and safety of communities. The poll  has a margin of error of 3.5 percent.

Voters were asked the following question...

Now, as you may have heard, it has been proposed that the City of Oceanside place a cap on the number of short-term rental properties that a corporation can operate within Oceanside. Do you Support or Oppose [Rotate] the City of Oceanside placing a cap on the number of short-term rental proprieties that a corporation can operate within Oceanside?

  • Nearly 7 in 10 likely voters support placing a cap on the number of short-term rental properties that a corporation can operate within Oceanside. Support is higher among those almost certain to vote and white women.

  • Over a third (37%) of likely voters would be less likely to support a candidate who supported short-term rentals in their community. This percentage rises to 38% among those almost certain to vote, with high intensity.

  • Among strong supporters of a cap on short-term rentals, these voters are 54% less likely to support a candidate supporting short-term rentals, with high intensity.


Oceanside Voters Expect City Leaders To Protect

Neighborhoods Over Corporate Profits

The survey was commissioned by Neighborhoods Are For Neighbors, a growing group of

Oceanside residents in favor of NO new short-term rentals in residential-only zones, and

returning current STRs in residential-only neighborhoods to housing upon future sale or

ownership transfer – creating more housing inventory for owners and long-term tenants.

The Oceanside City Council will take up the issue at a public hearing on April 24, 2024.

Download the Full Poll Results Here:

Oceanside NAFN - Survey - Summary of Key Findings
Download PDF • 192KB

Email City Council and make sure your voice is heard before April 17th:



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