Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20630
 
Hour-By-Hour the Story Unfolds: 60% in San Diego Back Recall Election of Mayor Bob Filner:

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, in a fight for his political life, should be recalled if he does not resign, San Diego says by 2:1, according to SurveyUSA research conducted for the Union Tribune newspaper and KGTV-TV. As the weekend begins, and the mayor retreats to rehabilitation, 60% of city adults support a recall, 28% oppose.

The number of San Diegans who say allegations against the mayor are true has increased from 60% on 07/12/13 to 74% today.

A plurality, 47%, say the San Diego City Attorney does have the authority to tell the mayor that he may not be alone with women in the workplace. 68% say placing such a restriction on the mayor affects his ability to run the city.

Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research. SurveyUSA interviewed 700 city of San Diego adults 07/25/13 and 07/26/13. New developments in the Filner story were unfolding every few hours during the field period for this survey, and as such, different respondents may have had different frames of reference when answering questions. The research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.

 
Do you approve or disapprove of the job Bob Filner is doing as Mayor of San Diego?
700 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Approve28%30%27%34%32%19%18%34%19%26%26%39%21%21%39%20%31%24%35%21%28%30%32%34%23%
Disapprove61%63%59%46%65%74%74%53%74%67%65%52%57%71%54%61%63%62%55%68%58%61%49%61%67%
Not Sure11%8%14%20%3%6%8%13%7%8%9%9%22%8%7%18%6%14%9%12%14%9%19%4%10%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%25%22%14%64%36%49%6%25%19%25%42%32%23%49%23%11%33%57%28%28%44%
 
 
Based on what you know, should Bob Filner remain in office? Or should he resign?
700 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Remain In Office22%22%22%26%27%15%13%27%14%19%23%32%18%18%30%16%28%17%28%21%22%23%29%23%19%
Resign67%69%65%56%64%82%79%59%81%73%66%60%61%78%61%65%69%70%60%73%66%66%57%72%68%
Not Sure11%9%13%18%9%4%8%14%5%8%11%8%21%4%9%19%3%13%13%7%12%11%14%5%14%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%25%22%14%64%36%49%6%25%19%25%42%32%23%49%23%11%33%57%28%28%44%
 
 
If Filner does not resign, do you think he should be recalled?
700 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Yes60%64%56%49%61%72%71%53%71%67%50%53%52%70%55%58%66%60%55%56%56%62%47%66%62%
No28%26%30%31%30%22%25%31%23%24%32%38%25%22%34%26%27%25%36%33%26%29%35%28%25%
Not Sure12%10%14%20%9%6%4%16%5%9%18%8%23%8%11%16%7%14%9%11%18%8%18%6%12%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%25%22%14%64%36%49%6%25%19%25%42%32%23%49%23%11%33%57%28%28%44%
 
 
Are you familiar with news stories about allegations of sexual harassment against Bob Filner?
700 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Yes89%91%87%84%92%94%89%87%92%95%87%83%79%95%90%82%87%89%92%84%84%92%79%93%92%
No8%7%9%11%8%5%3%10%4%3%9%12%14%4%8%11%12%7%5%13%13%4%17%6%3%
Not Sure3%2%5%5%0%1%8%3%4%1%4%4%7%1%2%7%0%4%3%3%3%4%4%1%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%25%22%14%64%36%49%6%25%19%25%42%32%23%49%23%11%33%57%28%28%44%
 
 
Do you believe the allegations are mostly true? Mostly untrue? Or do you not know enough to say?
620 Familiar With StoriesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
True74%73%76%68%70%83%84%69%83%76%74%73%70%84%69%73%80%74%71%75%71%75%69%74%76%
Untrue8%10%7%11%11%3%5%11%3%7%8%14%5%7%14%2%11%7%8%6%12%7%15%10%5%
Do Not Know Enough17%17%17%20%19%14%11%20%13%16%18%13%25%9%17%25%9%19%21%19%16%18%16%16%19%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Familiar With Stories100%51%49%37%26%24%14%63%37%53%6%23%17%27%42%29%23%49%24%10%31%59%25%29%45%
 
 
Now for this question, we are NOT asking you what you think SHOULD happen to Mayor Filner, we're asking you what you think WILL happen. Do you think Filner will resign? Be recalled? Or stay in office until the end of his term?
620 Familiar With StoriesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Resign25%28%22%29%27%22%15%28%20%23%26%28%29%25%24%29%25%25%28%21%23%27%25%26%26%
Be Recalled43%42%45%36%37%54%58%36%55%49%34%34%41%50%43%36%45%43%41%38%43%44%31%45%48%
Stay In Office26%26%26%31%30%18%22%31%19%23%29%35%23%20%29%28%27%27%24%25%29%25%35%25%23%
Not Sure5%4%7%5%6%6%5%5%6%5%11%3%6%6%4%7%3%5%7%16%5%4%9%3%4%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Familiar With Stories100%51%49%37%26%24%14%63%37%53%6%23%17%27%42%29%23%49%24%10%31%59%25%29%45%
 
 
When do you think it will happen? In less than a month? In 1-6 months? 6 months to a year? Or more than a year from now.
424 Who Think He'll Resign or Be RecalledAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
<1month26%24%27%27%17%29%30%23%29%28%29%24%18%21%34%20%22%22%32%32%26%25%25%27%25%
1-6 Months65%66%64%68%71%60%59%69%59%63%57%70%69%66%57%74%65%67%63%67%69%62%69%63%64%
6 To 12 Months8%9%6%4%12%8%10%7%9%9%14%3%9%12%7%5%13%8%5%1%5%11%3%7%11%
Longer0%0%1%0%0%1%0%0%1%0%0%0%1%0%1%0%0%1%0%0%1%0%0%0%1%
Not Sure1%0%2%2%0%2%0%1%1%0%0%3%3%2%1%0%0%2%0%0%0%2%3%2%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Think He'll Resign or Be Recalled100%52%48%35%24%26%15%59%41%56%5%21%18%29%41%28%23%48%24%9%30%61%21%31%49%
 
 
8The City Attorney has asked Mayor Filner NOT to be alone with women at work. Does the City Attorney have this authority?
620 Familiar With StoriesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Yes47%44%49%39%46%59%47%42%55%49%48%45%40%55%45%42%59%42%45%49%49%45%43%46%49%
No31%38%24%39%37%17%23%38%19%28%36%34%34%23%32%36%28%31%35%17%30%34%31%36%28%
Not Sure22%18%27%22%17%24%30%20%26%22%16%21%27%22%23%22%12%27%20%34%21%21%27%18%23%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Familiar With Stories100%51%49%37%26%24%14%63%37%53%6%23%17%27%42%29%23%49%24%10%31%59%25%29%45%
 
 
9If the Mayor is not allowed to be alone with women at work while on official business, does this affect his ability to run the city?
620 Familiar With StoriesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Yes68%70%66%68%66%69%70%67%69%71%65%66%63%70%63%72%69%68%69%58%69%69%59%72%69%
No28%27%29%32%29%24%21%30%23%25%32%30%32%26%32%25%28%28%28%36%28%27%36%23%28%
Not Sure4%3%6%0%5%7%9%2%8%4%3%4%5%4%5%3%3%4%4%6%4%4%5%4%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Familiar With Stories100%51%49%37%26%24%14%63%37%53%6%23%17%27%42%29%23%49%24%10%31%59%25%29%45%