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Poll: Bob Filner leads San Diego’s mayor’s race

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SAN DIEGO — A poll of San Diego voters shows Bob Filner with a significant 8-point lead in the race for San Diego Mayor.

In a survey of 400 likely November voters in the City of San Diego, 40 percent of respondents support or lean toward Filner in the Mayor’s race. Thirty-two percent of respondents said they support San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio and 29 percent were undecided.

“Despite being outspent and out-advertised by his general election opponent in the run-up to the June 5 primary, Filner’s longstanding record of service in San Diego and his closer alignment to the values held by voters who will cast ballots in the November 6 presidential election provide him a significant advantage in the runoff,” said Evan McLaughlin, a spokesman for the San Diegans for Bob Filner for Mayor 2012 committee.

The poll was conducted by Fairbanks, Maslin, Maullin Metz & Associates of Santa Monica, Calif. between June 28 and July 2. Respondents were registered to vote in the San Diego Unified School District, which is wholly encompassed in the City of San Diego, and were registered with political parties at a rate that mirrors the expected party registration for November: 42 percent Democratic, 29 percent Republican, and 29 percent declining to state or preferring another party.

From the FM3 poll:


As you may know, San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders is term-limited and therefore cannot run for reelection.

If the general election for Mayor of San Diego were held today, for whom would you vote if the candidates were: (RANDOMIZE) (IF UNDECIDED, ASK:) “Toward whom do you lean?”

[ ] Bob Filner, United States Congressman;

[ ] Carl DeMaio, San Diego City Council member?

Bob Filner———————————————– 37%       —>  40%

(LEAN FILNER)—————————————- 3%

Carl DeMaio——————————————— 29%       —>  32%

(LEAN DEMAIO) ————————————- 3%

(DON’T READ) Other——————————— 0%

(DON’T READ) DK/NA—————————– 29%

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3 Comments for “Poll: Bob Filner leads San Diego’s mayor’s race”

  1. laplayaheritage


    You’re Invited to the Bob Filner for Mayor Volunteer Appreciation Day!

    Join us Saturday, August 4th, at Bonita Cove Park from 11:00am-1:00pm for a day of fun, sun, and celebration with the whole Filner Team! Come celebrate your dedication and meet the rest of the hard-working volunteer crew who helped make our success during the primary possible.

    This event will be a POTLUCK. The Filner Team will be grilling up hotdogs and hamburgers – so please bring anything else you would like to grill, your favorite side-dish, or some delicious deserts to share!

    This is a family-friendly event so feel free to bring your kids, friends, and neighbors!

    Map to Bonita Cove across and Bayside from the Roller Coaster in Mission Beach.


  2. Ehgene Hamptons

    This rag is the most shamelessly biased and hypocritically intolerant press in San Diego. A disgrace to truth and your legacy. The intolerance is disgusting.

  3. So the Filner campaign puts out a press release saying its own poll, operated by the campaign says he is leading, and LGBT weekly runs it as a news story?
    Talk about very shoddy, biased, and just plain poor ‘journalism’.
    I’m dumping this scandal sheet.

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