Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20624
 
Now 69% in San Diego Say Mayor Bob Filner Should Resign; Support for Accuser McCormack Jackson:

With events in San Diego continuing to unfold hour-by-hour and new allegations of possible sexual misconduct surfacing just tonight, 07/23/13, 69% of San Diegans say Mayor Bob Filner should resign. This is an increase of 10 percentage points, from 59%, since SurveyUSA asked the same question 07/12/13 in research conducted exclusively for KGTV-TV 10 News and the U-T San Diego.

Tonight, 87% of Republicans, 62% of Democrats and 64% of Independents all call for Filner to step down.

7 of 10 in San Diego have heard of the accusations made by Irene McCormack Jackson. Of those who have heard of the specific allegations, 72% say they find her claims credible.

Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 700 city of San Diego adults 07/23/13. This 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 phone 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+RaceVictim Of HarassParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Approve28%38%19%35%25%22%26%31%23%22%35%35%33%37%26%12%29%39%20%27%42%20%27%31%21%30%33%
Disapprove64%59%69%55%65%74%71%59%73%73%52%58%52%55%66%85%59%54%72%65%49%64%66%63%63%62%64%
Not Sure8%4%12%10%11%5%2%10%4%5%13%8%14%8%8%3%11%7%8%8%9%15%7%7%16%7%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%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%25%23%14%64%36%49%6%25%19%23%74%24%41%31%24%45%24%13%35%52%27%31%42%
 
 
Based on what you know, should Bob Filner remain in office? Or should he resign?
700 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceVictim Of HarassParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Remain In Office24%29%19%31%20%17%23%27%19%17%29%33%28%37%20%11%26%29%17%23%31%25%23%23%24%24%25%
Resign69%65%72%60%72%77%74%64%76%79%63%57%60%52%73%87%62%64%77%70%57%64%70%70%63%69%71%
Not Sure8%6%9%9%9%6%4%9%5%4%8%10%12%10%7%2%12%7%6%7%11%11%7%7%13%8%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%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%25%23%14%64%36%49%6%25%19%23%74%24%41%31%24%45%24%13%35%52%27%31%42%
 
 
If Filner does not resign, do you think he should be recalled?
480 Who Think He Should ResignAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceVictim Of HarassParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Yes75%76%75%58%85%85%82%70%84%81%75%63%70%77%76%71%76%82%75%80%71%56%75%81%66%77%78%
No14%11%16%22%9%8%12%16%10%10%22%21%13%12%14%21%11%9%12%10%16%29%15%8%17%13%12%
Not Sure11%12%10%20%6%7%6%14%7%9%2%16%17%11%11%9%13%9%13%10%13%15%10%11%17%9%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%100%100%
Composition of Who Think He Should Resign100%48%52%34%26%25%15%60%40%57%6%21%17%17%79%31%37%29%27%46%20%12%35%52%25%31%44%
 
 
Since Bob Filner took office, has your opinion of him ... changed for the better? ... Changed for the worse? ... Or not changed?
700 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceVictim Of HarassParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Changed For The Better11%14%7%14%12%7%6%13%7%5%13%17%15%18%9%6%12%13%8%12%11%5%14%9%10%14%7%
Changed For The Worse63%63%64%51%68%74%72%58%73%71%58%54%57%56%66%73%60%60%61%60%72%51%62%68%53%61%71%
Not Changed24%21%27%33%16%18%22%26%20%23%29%23%25%25%22%19%26%24%27%26%14%38%22%20%34%23%19%
Not Sure2%2%2%2%5%0%0%3%0%1%0%6%3%1%3%2%2%3%4%2%3%5%1%2%3%2%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%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%25%23%14%64%36%49%6%25%19%23%74%24%41%31%24%45%24%13%35%52%27%31%42%
 
 
Is San Diego in better shape? Worse shape? Or the same since Mayor Filner took office?
700 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceVictim Of HarassParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Better21%25%16%26%20%16%16%24%16%14%23%31%23%31%18%8%24%28%14%16%38%18%19%23%17%21%24%
Worse45%46%43%39%44%51%52%41%52%57%46%32%30%35%48%64%34%41%55%49%25%44%49%41%45%47%42%
The Same28%24%33%26%30%30%29%28%30%27%26%30%32%33%27%16%38%27%25%29%32%24%27%31%26%29%28%
Not Sure6%4%8%9%5%3%3%8%3%2%6%7%15%1%7%11%3%4%6%6%5%15%5%4%12%2%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%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%25%23%14%64%36%49%6%25%19%23%74%24%41%31%24%45%24%13%35%52%27%31%42%
 
 
Are you familiar with news stories about allegations of sexual harassment against Bob Filner?
700 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceVictim Of HarassParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Yes87%88%85%82%84%93%92%83%93%93%95%82%74%89%86%93%86%82%85%89%86%76%88%89%82%84%92%
No10%11%8%15%9%5%2%13%4%6%3%12%16%8%10%2%9%16%11%8%9%19%8%7%13%13%4%
Not Sure4%0%8%3%7%2%6%4%3%1%2%6%10%4%4%5%5%2%4%4%5%5%4%3%5%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%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%25%23%14%64%36%49%6%25%19%23%74%24%41%31%24%45%24%13%35%52%27%31%42%
 
 
Has Filner said enough about these allegations? Or does he need to say more?
606 Familiar With Harassment AllegationsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceVictim Of HarassParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Enough32%37%27%36%36%23%30%36%26%29%30%43%27%38%30%29%28%39%31%31%36%27%29%34%33%27%34%
Needs To Say More60%55%64%59%53%66%62%57%64%62%61%52%63%57%60%62%64%53%63%62%55%67%62%57%58%62%62%
Not Sure8%8%9%5%11%11%8%7%10%9%9%5%10%5%10%9%9%8%6%7%10%6%8%9%9%11%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%100%100%
Composition of Familiar With Harassment Allegations100%51%49%37%25%24%14%61%39%53%7%24%17%23%74%26%41%29%24%46%24%12%35%53%26%30%45%
 
 
Do you believe the allegations are mostly true? Mostly untrue? Or do you not know enough to say?
606 Familiar With Harassment AllegationsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceVictim Of HarassParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
True66%65%67%64%63%73%66%64%70%75%37%58%64%61%68%81%56%67%73%64%61%67%59%69%64%56%72%
Untrue8%11%6%14%4%6%5%10%5%4%8%19%7%18%5%2%14%7%4%13%6%7%16%4%7%12%7%
Do Not Know Enough25%24%27%22%32%22%29%26%24%22%55%23%29%20%27%17%30%26%23%23%33%26%24%28%29%32%21%
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%100%100%
Composition of Familiar With Harassment Allegations100%51%49%37%25%24%14%61%39%53%7%24%17%23%74%26%41%29%24%46%24%12%35%53%26%30%45%
 
 
9Are you familiar with specific allegations of sexual harassment made by Irene McCormack Jackson?
606 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceVictim Of HarassParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Yes72%73%71%75%68%71%76%72%72%74%55%76%68%78%71%71%73%75%71%75%73%64%65%80%61%68%81%
No19%18%19%17%19%21%16%18%19%20%20%13%21%18%19%22%19%17%21%18%19%21%25%13%19%22%15%
Not Sure9%9%9%8%13%8%9%10%8%6%24%12%11%4%10%7%8%8%8%7%8%15%10%8%20%10%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%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%51%49%37%25%24%14%61%39%53%7%24%17%23%74%26%41%29%24%46%24%12%35%53%26%30%45%
 
 
10Do you think her claims are credible?
437 Familiar With Mccormack's AllegationsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceVictim Of HarassParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Yes72%70%75%63%82%77%73%70%76%82%63%55%68%51%79%81%72%66%78%72%67%84%66%75%70%69%73%
No12%15%7%21%4%6%7%15%6%3%4%30%13%31%5%4%10%21%5%11%17%10%16%10%14%10%13%
Not Sure16%14%18%16%14%16%20%15%18%14%33%14%19%18%16%15%18%12%17%17%16%6%18%16%16%21%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%100%100%
Composition of Familiar With Mccormack's Allegations100%52%48%38%23%24%15%61%39%54%5%25%16%25%72%26%42%30%23%47%24%10%32%58%22%28%50%
 
 
11Do you agree? Or Disagree? With the San Diego County Clerk's filing of a petition asking the California Supreme Court to prohibit county clerks from issuing same-sex marriage licenses?
696 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceVictim Of HarassParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Agree23%24%23%24%19%28%23%22%26%25%23%19%26%21%24%43%16%20%48%17%11%20%28%21%22%19%28%
Disagree52%52%52%55%48%53%52%52%52%56%60%48%44%55%52%40%63%48%27%61%65%51%50%55%43%58%55%
Not Sure24%24%25%21%33%19%25%26%21%19%17%33%30%24%24%17%20%32%25%22%24%29%22%24%35%23%17%
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%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%51%49%38%25%23%14%64%36%50%6%25%19%23%74%24%41%31%25%45%23%13%35%52%27%31%42%