Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20684
 
72% in San Diego Ready to Sign Recall Petition To Remove Mayor Bob Filner:

San Diegans are divided on whether it will be hard or easy to gather the necessary signatures to recall Mayor Bob Filner in the 39 days permitted by law, but overwhelmingly they are ready to sign a recall petition if one is handed to them, according to the latest exclusive SurveyUSA poll, conducted for KGTV-TV 10 News and the Union Tribune Newspaper.

* 15% say they would donate money to a Filner recall effort.
* 20% say they would circulate a recall petition.
* 22% say they would volunteer to help a recall campaign.
* 72% say they would sign a recall petition if one is put before them.

Filner's support is down to 1 in 7 city residents: 81% today say he should resign, just 14% say he should stay. See SurveyUSA interactive tracking graphs to study the erosion in Filner support, in 6 SurveyUSA polls going back to 07/12/13.

Among possible Filner replacements, should the Mayor not survive his term:

* Jan Goldsmith is viewed favorably by 38%, unfavorably by 20%.
* Carl DeMaio is viewed favorably by 33% registered voters, unfavorably by 33%.
* Donna Frye is viewed favorably by 30%, unfavorably by 34%.
* Nathan Fletcher is viewed favorably by 28% of registered voters, unfavorably by 14%.
* Todd Gloria is viewed favorably by 26%, unfavorably by 16%.
* Christine Kehoe is viewed favorably by 24%, unfavorably by 25%.
* Kevin Faulconer is viewed favorably by 19%, unfavorably by 17%.

Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 600 city of San Diego adults 08/16/13. Of the adults, 539 were registered to vote. Questions about the favorability and un-favorability of possible Filner replacements were asked only of registered voters. Other questions were asked of city adults. 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 telephone were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.

 
1Are you registered to vote in the state of California?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Yes90%91%89%84%92%93%97%87%95%92%85%88%87%94%91%90%94%92%84%82%88%93%87%87%95%
No10%9%11%15%8%7%3%12%5%7%15%10%13%6%9%9%6%7%16%15%11%7%12%12%5%
Not Sure1%1%1%2%0%0%0%1%0%1%0%1%0%0%1%1%0%1%0%3%1%0%1%1%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 Adults100%50%50%39%24%23%14%63%37%49%6%25%19%28%40%26%22%42%24%12%35%53%24%39%36%
 
 
Is your opinion of former State Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or do you have no opinion of Nathan Fletcher?
539 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Favorable28%27%29%27%26%30%29%27%30%35%17%27%14%30%28%25%22%31%29%14%24%32%18%27%35%
Unfavorable14%20%8%14%15%15%11%15%13%15%24%11%14%14%15%14%23%10%11%9%13%17%10%14%16%
Neutral33%30%36%29%35%34%36%32%35%29%19%35%44%26%31%41%35%33%34%47%39%28%40%40%26%
No Opinion25%24%26%29%23%21%24%27%22%21%40%26%28%29%26%20%21%27%25%30%24%23%32%19%24%
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 Registered Voters100%51%49%36%25%24%15%61%39%51%6%25%19%30%41%26%23%43%23%11%35%55%23%38%39%
 
 
Is your opinion of former City Councilman Carl DeMaio favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or do you have no opinion of Carl DeMaio?
539 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Favorable33%30%35%27%35%31%47%30%37%38%20%26%30%47%21%32%51%32%22%20%39%32%32%34%35%
Unfavorable33%39%26%32%36%36%23%34%31%33%52%39%17%23%47%26%22%29%50%26%25%38%28%30%39%
Neutral21%19%23%23%22%19%17%23%18%19%14%21%28%17%19%27%17%26%15%28%22%20%22%26%15%
No Opinion14%12%16%19%7%15%13%14%14%10%14%14%25%13%14%14%10%13%12%26%14%9%18%10%11%
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 Registered Voters100%51%49%36%25%24%15%61%39%51%6%25%19%30%41%26%23%43%23%11%35%55%23%38%39%
 
 
If your opinion of former City Councilwoman Donna Frye is...
539 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Favorable30%24%36%17%39%35%40%26%37%33%32%29%23%22%45%18%19%26%49%18%39%28%22%37%30%
Unfavorable34%43%25%34%40%34%27%36%31%34%45%36%31%42%26%39%50%34%19%34%32%35%36%29%41%
Neutral25%24%26%32%16%24%23%26%24%24%15%26%29%23%22%31%21%29%24%27%21%28%24%27%23%
No Opinion11%9%13%18%4%7%10%13%8%10%8%9%16%13%8%12%10%10%8%20%8%8%17%7%6%
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 Registered Voters100%51%49%36%25%24%15%61%39%51%6%25%19%30%41%26%23%43%23%11%35%55%23%38%39%
 
 
If your opinion of City Councilman Kevin Faulconer is...
539 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Favorable19%22%17%12%23%20%31%16%24%27%10%14%10%27%13%22%30%18%19%25%19%20%17%18%24%
Unfavorable17%22%12%19%16%19%11%18%16%14%35%20%16%12%21%18%9%19%18%13%18%18%18%19%15%
Neutral37%35%39%39%34%34%40%37%36%36%29%38%37%34%42%33%36%34%44%41%36%36%41%39%33%
No Opinion27%21%33%30%28%28%18%29%24%24%26%27%36%27%24%26%25%29%19%21%26%27%24%23%28%
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 Registered Voters100%51%49%36%25%24%15%61%39%51%6%25%19%30%41%26%23%43%23%11%35%55%23%38%39%
 
 
If your opinion of City Councilman Todd Gloria is...
539 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Favorable26%26%26%16%28%32%35%21%33%30%13%32%11%23%31%22%27%25%28%25%23%27%21%24%30%
Unfavorable16%21%10%17%18%13%12%18%13%14%44%15%13%13%17%18%18%14%14%12%16%17%20%17%13%
Neutral31%33%29%36%25%27%34%32%29%31%13%30%38%29%31%34%25%36%34%43%30%31%28%40%26%
No Opinion28%21%35%30%29%28%19%30%25%26%31%24%37%35%21%26%30%25%24%20%31%25%31%20%31%
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 Registered Voters100%51%49%36%25%24%15%61%39%51%6%25%19%30%41%26%23%43%23%11%35%55%23%38%39%
 
 
If your opinion of City Attorney Jan Goldsmith is...
539 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Favorable38%40%36%24%40%44%57%31%49%41%30%33%38%56%27%35%56%42%23%47%39%37%36%39%42%
Unfavorable20%23%16%23%15%23%13%20%19%20%37%19%14%9%26%24%16%16%29%13%22%20%20%21%20%
Neutral25%20%31%26%31%21%22%28%21%22%23%33%24%18%32%23%11%25%32%25%23%26%23%26%24%
No Opinion17%17%18%27%13%12%9%22%11%17%11%16%24%17%15%17%16%17%15%16%15%17%22%14%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 Registered Voters100%51%49%36%25%24%15%61%39%51%6%25%19%30%41%26%23%43%23%11%35%55%23%38%39%
 
 
If your opinion of State Assemblywoman Christine Kehoe is...
539 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Favorable24%24%25%18%25%29%31%21%30%25%26%22%24%11%36%24%11%23%48%19%29%23%20%27%26%
Unfavorable25%36%13%27%23%26%19%25%23%25%41%22%21%33%15%29%37%25%13%22%22%28%21%28%28%
Neutral30%23%38%28%33%28%34%30%30%28%17%37%29%31%34%24%31%29%28%40%30%27%35%31%25%
No Opinion21%18%24%27%19%17%16%24%17%21%16%19%26%24%15%23%21%23%11%18%19%21%24%14%22%
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 Registered Voters100%51%49%36%25%24%15%61%39%51%6%25%19%30%41%26%23%43%23%11%35%55%23%38%39%
 
 
Based on what you know, should Bob Filner remain in office? Or should he resign?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Remain In Office14%16%12%11%14%19%15%12%17%8%19%22%18%7%19%14%9%10%23%19%16%12%15%17%10%
Resign81%81%82%80%83%80%83%81%81%90%80%71%72%88%77%78%87%85%73%67%81%84%74%80%86%
Not Sure5%3%6%9%3%2%2%7%2%2%1%6%10%5%4%8%4%5%4%14%3%4%10%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 Adults100%50%50%39%24%23%14%63%37%49%6%25%19%28%40%26%22%42%24%12%35%53%24%39%36%
 
 
If Filner does not resign, do you think he should be recalled?
600 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
Yes73%75%72%71%79%70%74%74%72%80%63%66%69%85%67%70%85%77%60%64%71%77%70%70%79%
No20%20%19%16%18%25%20%17%24%14%27%30%16%9%28%19%13%13%35%25%22%16%22%23%16%
Not Sure7%5%9%12%3%4%5%9%5%6%10%4%14%6%5%11%2%10%5%11%7%7%8%7%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%24%23%14%63%37%49%6%25%19%28%40%26%22%42%24%12%35%53%24%39%36%
 
 
11Holding a recall election requires more than 100,000 valid petition signatures be collected over a 39-day period. Will this be a very difficult task? Somewhat difficult? Not very difficult? Or not difficult at all?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Very11%12%10%10%8%16%13%9%15%11%23%11%9%7%11%15%10%8%20%13%14%9%15%9%10%
Somewhat31%31%30%33%25%29%37%30%32%34%24%30%25%30%33%26%25%38%26%22%30%35%23%38%31%
Not Very30%25%35%32%33%28%24%32%27%29%31%28%36%37%29%28%30%29%29%32%32%29%31%33%27%
Not At All24%28%21%22%32%23%19%26%22%25%9%28%23%25%23%27%32%24%16%28%20%24%24%18%30%
Not Sure4%4%4%3%2%4%6%3%5%2%13%3%8%1%5%5%4%2%8%5%3%3%8%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%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%24%23%14%63%37%49%6%25%19%28%40%26%22%42%24%12%35%53%24%39%36%
 
 
12Would you sign a recall petition?
600 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
Yes72%71%73%68%79%70%76%72%72%80%49%68%65%85%69%64%85%75%60%57%70%76%71%69%77%
No20%23%16%17%18%25%20%18%23%15%48%23%18%10%25%21%12%14%36%27%24%15%20%21%17%
Not Sure8%5%12%15%3%5%4%10%5%5%3%9%17%5%6%15%3%11%4%15%5%9%9%10%6%
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%24%23%14%63%37%49%6%25%19%28%40%26%22%42%24%12%35%53%24%39%36%
 
 
13Would you volunteer to circulate a recall petition?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Yes20%25%15%15%28%18%21%20%19%19%31%20%17%23%15%25%22%22%15%12%20%22%17%18%25%
No67%68%66%65%63%73%70%64%72%70%66%67%59%59%74%63%64%61%73%74%71%62%65%68%63%
Not Sure13%8%19%20%9%10%9%16%9%11%2%12%24%18%11%12%14%17%12%14%10%16%18%15%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%24%23%14%63%37%49%6%25%19%28%40%26%22%42%24%12%35%53%24%39%36%
 
 
14Would you donate money to the recall campaign?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<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
Yes15%14%16%12%17%14%19%14%16%17%18%11%13%20%11%17%10%18%17%3%13%18%9%12%24%
No75%78%71%73%75%78%72%74%76%75%82%77%70%69%79%72%80%68%73%75%79%71%77%77%67%
Not Sure11%8%13%15%8%7%9%12%8%8%0%12%17%11%10%11%9%14%10%21%8%11%14%11%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%24%23%14%63%37%49%6%25%19%28%40%26%22%42%24%12%35%53%24%39%36%
 
 
15Would you volunteer to help the recall campaign?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Yes22%23%21%21%28%16%23%24%19%21%33%26%17%22%23%23%22%24%16%14%22%22%19%21%23%
No65%67%64%62%62%72%68%62%70%68%64%64%60%65%67%59%66%59%72%73%67%64%63%68%63%
Not Sure13%10%15%16%10%12%9%14%11%11%3%10%23%14%10%18%12%16%12%13%12%14%18%10%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%24%23%14%63%37%49%6%25%19%28%40%26%22%42%24%12%35%53%24%39%36%