Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #6735
 
Analysis: In a runoff election held today for Mayor of San Diego, Jerry Sanders tops Donna Frye 54% to 44%, according to a SurveyUSA poll of 528 likely San Diego voters, conducted exclusively for KGTV-TV. Election day is 11/8. In the special election 7/26, Frye got 43%, to 27% for Sanders and 24% for Steve Francis, who endorsed Sanders after finishing 3rd. 92% of Francis's voters now choose Sanders. Frye leads 5:1 among liberals, 5:2 among Democrats, 5:4 among the most educated voters. Other groups prefer Sanders. Dick Murphy, who narrowly defeated Frye's write-in candidacy last November, resigned as Mayor effective 7/15/05.
 
Pollster Caution: City government in San Diego is unstable. Election is fluid, volatile.
 
Filtering: 1,400 city of San Diego adults were interviewed 8/27/05 - 8/29/05. Of them, 1,135 were registered voters. Of them, 528 were judged to be "likely" voters. Crosstabs reflect "likely" voters.
 
San Diego will elect a Mayor on November 8th. If the election for Mayor of San Diego were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Donna Frye? Or Jerry Sanders?
528 Likely VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationEducationIdeologyVoted For San Diego Mayor 2005
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependNot SureGrad SchCollege Some ColNo ColleConservaModerateLiberalNot SureDid Not FrancisFryeSandersSomeone Don't Re
Frye44%42%46%43%45%43%46%44%57%47%33%14%70%51%**55%38%38%46%13%47%80%**44%6%94%4%22%**
Sanders54%56%53%55%54%56%54%55%38%51%65%84%29%47%**44%61%61%54%87%52%17%**52%92%5%95%74%**
Undecided2%2%2%2%2%1%1%1%5%2%2%2%1%2%**2%1%2%0%0%2%3%**4%2%1%1%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%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%50%50%24%34%23%18%69%5%16%10%38%38%24%0%31%29%28%12%30%47%22%1%11%19%38%26%6%0%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.