Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20633
 
Fewer Than 1 in 5 say San Diego Mayor Filner Will Serve Out Term: Hours after San Diego Mayor Bob Filner announced he would check into a behavior counseling clinic for two weeks of intensive therapy, San Diego adults find the move lacking, according to this latest SurveyUSA poll.

89% of San Diego adults say they are following news stories about Mayor Bob Filner and certain women he has worked with. Of those following stories:

* 84% say Filner's decision to receive intensive therapy does not put the matter to rest. 12% say it does put the matter to rest.

* 75% say Filner's apology to the people of San Diego and to his accuser is insincere. 20% find the apology sincere.

* 10% say Filner will end up resigning from office after finishing therapy; 69% say he will be recalled; just 18% believe the mayor will serve out his term in office.

 
1Are you following news stories about Mayor Bob Filner and certain women he has worked with?
575 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Yes89%93%84%82%90%96%90%86%94%93%74%90%79%93%95%93%95%95%86%79%84%96%89%96%91%
No11%7%15%18%9%4%8%14%5%6%26%10%20%7%4%7%4%5%14%21%15%3%10%3%9%
Not Sure0%0%0%0%1%0%2%0%1%0%0%0%1%0%1%0%1%0%0%0%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%25%22%14%64%36%49%6%25%19%28%37%26%20%41%23%11%32%57%27%31%43%
 
 
2Mayor Bob Filner says he will check into a behavior counseling clinic for two weeks of intensive therapy. Does the mayor's decision to enter therapy put the matter to rest? Or not?
509 Following StoriesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Puts The Matter To Rest12%9%14%14%7%12%13%11%13%13%24%4%16%15%11%12%20%13%8%6%11%13%19%17%6%
Does Not84%86%82%83%88%84%78%85%82%85%71%87%81%82%83%88%78%86%87%91%81%85%76%75%93%
Not Sure4%5%4%3%5%3%9%4%5%2%6%9%4%3%7%1%3%2%5%3%8%2%6%8%1%
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 Following Stories100%53%47%36%26%24%14%62%38%52%5%25%17%29%39%27%22%43%22%10%30%60%26%32%42%
 
 
3Bob Filner says his behavior is unacceptable and that he apologizes to the people of San Diego and to his accusers. Is this apology sincere? Or insincere?
509 Following StoriesAllGenderAge<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
Sincere20%22%18%18%21%22%19%19%21%17%25%24%20%20%28%11%23%21%23%21%21%20%22%22%21%
Insincere75%75%75%77%71%73%79%74%75%78%70%69%76%75%66%83%74%76%70%67%74%76%67%74%78%
Not Sure5%4%7%5%8%5%2%6%4%5%5%7%4%4%6%6%3%3%7%13%5%3%11%4%1%
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 Following Stories100%53%47%36%26%24%14%62%38%52%5%25%17%29%39%27%22%43%22%10%30%60%26%32%42%
 
 
4After Filner finishes therapy, what will happen? Will he end up resigning? Will he refuse to resign and be recalled? Or will he serve out his term?
509 Following StoriesAllGenderAge<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
Resigning10%11%9%8%17%8%9%12%8%5%9%22%9%5%12%9%3%12%12%1%10%13%8%11%14%
Be Recalled69%68%70%65%66%74%76%66%74%72%69%60%73%73%68%69%78%69%67%72%72%68%54%67%76%
Serve Out His Term18%19%17%25%15%14%13%21%13%20%21%14%18%20%16%22%18%17%16%23%17%17%36%21%7%
Not Sure2%1%4%1%3%4%3%2%4%3%1%3%0%2%4%0%1%2%5%3%1%2%2%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 Following Stories100%53%47%36%26%24%14%62%38%52%5%25%17%29%39%27%22%43%22%10%30%60%26%32%42%