Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #20850
 
In San Francisco, 2 Ballot Measures That Seek to Redevelop 8 Washington Street Are Opposed: Not everyone in the city of San Francisco understands the difference between Proposition B and Proposition C, which ask voters to embrace new and taller development at 8 Washington Street, but among registered voters who know the most about the two ballot measures, opposition appears to outweigh support, according to a SurveyUSA poll of registered voters conducted for KPIX-TV. B and C are opposed by men and women, the young and the old, whites and minorities, Democrats and Republicans. Low-turnout municipal initiatives are notoriously difficult to predict, and a different outcome is possible. Cell-phone and home-phone respondents are included in this research.
 
1San Francisco will hold an election on Tuesday. On the ballot is Proposition B. How much do you know about Proposition B? A lot? A little? Or nothing at all?
875 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceKnow BKnow CVote BVote CParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / A LotA LittleA LotA LittleYesNoYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
A Lot30%34%25%20%21%39%47%21%43%32%30%28%26%100%0%95%15%73%64%71%63%32%31%29%35%29%31%17%27%32%24%32%33%
A Little37%36%38%37%37%38%37%37%38%37%34%40%37%0%100%5%85%27%36%29%37%34%37%40%36%39%38%28%39%37%35%44%35%
Nothing At All33%29%37%43%42%23%16%42%20%30%36%32%37%0%0%------34%33%32%29%32%31%54%34%30%42%24%32%
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%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%53%47%27%31%22%20%59%41%52%7%11%31%30%37%37%40%27%51%23%52%11%64%22%11%41%38%8%28%64%25%26%49%
 
 
2Also on Tuesday's ballot is Proposition C. How much do you know about Proposition C?
587 RV Who Know At Least a Little About Proposition BAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceKnow BKnow CVote BVote CParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / A LotA LittleA LotA LittleYesNoYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
A Lot37%39%33%33%30%37%47%31%42%36%43%24%41%78%3%100%0%61%57%61%56%35%37%36%36%36%36%26%33%38%35%36%37%
A Little40%41%38%45%39%40%37%42%38%44%29%46%33%14%61%0%100%39%43%39%44%40%39%44%42%38%43%28%43%41%42%50%36%
Nothing At All23%19%29%22%31%23%17%27%20%20%28%30%26%8%36%0%0%----24%24%20%22%27%21%46%24%20%24%14%26%
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%100%100%100%100%
Composition of RV Who Know At Least a Little About Proposition B100%56%44%23%27%25%25%50%50%54%7%11%29%44%56%37%40%27%51%23%52%11%64%22%11%42%39%5%28%67%22%29%50%
 
 
3Do you understand the difference between Proposition B, the 8 Washington Street Initiative, and Proposition C, the 8 Washington Street Referendum?
450 RV Who Know At Least a Little About Both PropositionsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceKnow BKnow CVote BVote CParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / A LotA LittleA LotA LittleYesNoYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Yes58%60%56%53%61%56%62%57%59%57%67%45%62%79%34%85%33%68%67%74%67%61%56%63%56%58%58%**48%61%53%53%64%
No42%40%44%47%39%44%38%43%41%43%33%55%38%21%66%15%67%32%33%26%33%39%44%37%44%42%42%**52%39%47%47%36%
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%100%100%100%100%
Composition of RV Who Know At Least a Little About Both Propositions100%59%41%23%25%25%27%48%52%56%6%10%28%53%47%48%52%27%51%23%52%11%64%23%11%40%40%4%27%69%21%32%47%
 
 
4Do you know where 8 Washington Street is?
450 RV Who Know At Least a Little About Both PropositionsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceKnow BKnow CVote BVote CParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / A LotA LittleA LotA LittleYesNoYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Yes88%89%86%87%94%83%87%90%85%93%93%77%78%94%80%94%81%100%100%100%100%81%86%95%74%88%93%**84%89%82%87%90%
No11%11%11%10%5%16%13%7%14%5%7%22%20%6%17%5%16%----19%11%5%22%12%6%**16%9%18%13%7%
Not Sure2%1%2%3%1%2%0%2%1%2%1%1%2%0%3%0%3%----0%2%0%4%0%2%**0%2%0%0%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of RV Who Know At Least a Little About Both Propositions100%59%41%23%25%25%27%48%52%56%6%10%28%53%47%48%52%27%51%23%52%11%64%23%11%40%40%4%27%69%21%32%47%
 
 
5Here is the ballot language for Proposition B: "Shall the City allow a development project at the 8 Washington Street Site that would include new housing, retail and recreational facilities, and open space, and would increase the legal building height limits on a portion of the Site?" Do you understand the ballot language? Or are you confused by it?
394 RV Who Know At Least a Little About Both Propositions & Know Where 8 Washington Street IsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceKnow BKnow CVote BVote CParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / A LotA LittleA LotA LittleYesNoYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Understand It93%94%92%93%92%96%91%93%94%95%82%81%97%97%88%97%89%94%96%95%96%85%96%94%82%94%97%**91%96%91%91%97%
Confused By It7%6%8%7%8%4%9%7%6%5%18%19%3%3%12%3%11%6%4%5%4%15%4%6%18%6%3%**9%4%9%9%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of RV Who Know At Least a Little About Both Propositions & Know Where 8 Washington Street Is100%60%40%23%27%24%27%50%50%60%7%9%25%58%42%52%48%27%51%23%52%10%63%25%10%40%42%4%26%70%20%31%49%
 
 
6On Proposition B, are you ... certain to vote yes? Certain to vote no? Or are you not certain how you will vote on Proposition B?
394 RV Who Know At Least a Little About Both Propositions & Know Where 8 Washington Street IsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceKnow BKnow CVote BVote CParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / A LotA LittleA LotA LittleYesNoYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Yes27%33%18%17%31%28%29%25%29%25%5%38%33%34%17%32%21%100%0%89%6%37%27%23%45%29%25%**23%28%26%24%31%
No51%44%60%38%47%57%60%43%59%53%68%50%40%57%43%56%45%0%100%5%89%45%54%50%45%57%48%**49%52%52%48%51%
Not Certain23%23%22%45%22%16%10%33%13%22%28%12%27%10%40%13%33%0%0%5%4%18%19%28%9%14%27%**28%20%21%28%18%
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%100%100%100%100%
Composition of RV Who Know At Least a Little About Both Propositions & Know Where 8 Washington Street Is100%60%40%23%27%24%27%50%50%60%7%9%25%58%42%52%48%27%51%23%52%10%63%25%10%40%42%4%26%70%20%31%49%
 
 
7Here is the ballot language for Proposition C: "Shall the City ordinance increasing legal building height limits on an approximately half-acre portion of the 8 Washington Street Site along Drumm Street take effect? Do you understand the ballot language? Or are you confused by it?
394 RV Who Know At Least a Little About Both Propositions & Know Where 8 Washington Street IsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceKnow BKnow CVote BVote CParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / A LotA LittleA LotA LittleYesNoYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Understand It85%83%89%77%89%87%88%83%87%87%92%69%85%90%79%93%77%88%88%96%86%80%88%83%87%87%83%**75%89%81%83%88%
Confused By It15%17%11%23%11%13%12%17%13%13%8%31%15%10%21%7%23%12%12%4%14%20%12%17%13%13%17%**25%11%19%17%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of RV Who Know At Least a Little About Both Propositions & Know Where 8 Washington Street Is100%60%40%23%27%24%27%50%50%60%7%9%25%58%42%52%48%27%51%23%52%10%63%25%10%40%42%4%26%70%20%31%49%
 
 
8On Proposition C, are you ... certain to vote yes? Certain to vote no? Or are you not certain how you will vote on Proposition C?
394 RV Who Know At Least a Little About Both Propositions & Know Where 8 Washington Street IsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceKnow BKnow CVote BVote CParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / A LotA LittleA LotA LittleYesNoYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Yes23%30%14%19%29%21%24%24%23%22%5%34%27%29%16%28%19%79%2%100%0%34%25%18%36%26%23%**19%26%21%24%27%
No52%46%61%43%45%60%61%44%61%54%64%48%46%58%45%57%47%13%92%0%100%41%55%53%49%59%47%**52%52%58%48%51%
Not Certain24%24%24%38%27%19%14%32%17%24%31%18%27%13%39%15%34%9%5%0%0%25%20%29%15%16%29%**29%22%21%29%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of RV Who Know At Least a Little About Both Propositions & Know Where 8 Washington Street Is100%60%40%23%27%24%27%50%50%60%7%9%25%58%42%52%48%27%51%23%52%10%63%25%10%40%42%4%26%70%20%31%49%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.