Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #22093
 
Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 635 city of San Diego adults 02/25/15 through 02/27/15. Of the adults, 501 were registered to vote, and were asked the questions which follow. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (69% of registered voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (31% of registered voters) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.
 
1Do you approve or disapprove of the job Kevin Faulconer is doing as Mayor?
501 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceMost Important IssueParty AffiliationIdeologyCell Phone / Lan
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / City BudPolice SImprovinNew StadEconomicEnvironmImprovinRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCell PhoLandline
Approve61%66%54%56%62%60%67%59%63%67%74%49%50%72%65%57%77%60%33%35%82%53%50%88%58%43%50%65%
Disapprove17%17%18%14%9%28%20%12%25%19%13%13%20%19%18%22%10%15%23%15%8%20%25%8%18%24%9%21%
Not Sure22%17%28%30%29%12%13%29%12%14%13%38%30%9%17%21%12%25%44%50%10%27%25%4%24%33%41%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%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%55%45%30%27%27%16%57%43%55%7%24%15%16%6%21%16%19%6%11%25%50%23%23%43%30%31%69%
 
2Is the city of San Diego headed in the right direction? Or is it off on the wrong track?
501 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceMost Important IssueParty AffiliationIdeologyCell Phone / Lan
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / City BudPolice SImprovinNew StadEconomicEnvironmImprovinRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCell PhoLandline
Right Direction60%66%53%73%56%56%50%65%54%62%61%61%50%55%60%50%72%66%52%60%79%55%49%79%53%57%70%56%
Wrong Track24%23%25%16%19%33%32%17%33%24%23%25%22%29%24%27%14%21%26%28%10%30%26%12%28%28%14%28%
Not Sure16%11%22%11%25%11%18%18%14%14%15%14%28%16%16%22%14%13%22%12%11%15%26%8%20%15%16%16%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%55%45%30%27%27%16%57%43%55%7%24%15%16%6%21%16%19%6%11%25%50%23%23%43%30%31%69%
 
3Kevin Faulconer promised to bring stability to the city following the resignation of Mayor Bob Filner. Has he succeeded?
501 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceMost Important IssueParty AffiliationIdeologyCell Phone / Lan
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / City BudPolice SImprovinNew StadEconomicEnvironmImprovinRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCell PhoLandline
Yes57%62%51%50%60%58%64%55%60%65%49%45%51%65%73%59%77%50%34%31%79%44%58%87%56%35%45%63%
No23%19%28%22%19%28%23%20%26%21%39%27%17%32%23%19%12%23%33%24%10%32%21%8%26%31%21%24%
Not Sure20%19%22%29%21%14%13%25%13%15%12%27%32%3%4%22%11%27%33%45%12%24%21%4%18%34%35%13%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%55%45%30%27%27%16%57%43%55%7%24%15%16%6%21%16%19%6%11%25%50%23%23%43%30%31%69%
 
4The most recent four mayors of San Diego have been Kevin Faulconer, Bob Filner, Jerry Sanders, and Dick Murphy. Of those four mayors, where would you rank Kevin Faulconer? Is he the best of the 4? Second best? Third best? Or the worst of the last four mayors?
501 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceMost Important IssueParty AffiliationIdeologyCell Phone / Lan
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / City BudPolice SImprovinNew StadEconomicEnvironmImprovinRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCell PhoLandline
Best22%25%19%29%15%21%22%23%21%27%21%15%15%29%35%14%41%14%14%18%34%19%15%44%17%13%16%25%
Second Best35%41%27%23%35%42%45%29%43%34%51%30%38%36%36%39%38%30%30%17%43%27%41%37%39%25%27%38%
Third Best,22%17%30%28%21%22%15%25%20%24%13%24%17%21%17%26%7%32%24%28%16%29%17%14%19%37%28%20%
Worst 5%5%4%7%1%7%4%4%6%4%8%1%11%7%1%2%2%8%4%8%3%5%5%1%5%7%4%5%
Not Sure16%12%21%13%28%8%14%20%11%10%7%30%19%8%11%18%12%16%29%29%4%20%22%4%20%18%26%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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%55%45%30%27%27%16%57%43%55%7%24%15%16%6%21%16%19%6%11%25%50%23%23%43%30%31%69%
 
5Which one of the following issues is most important to you? The city budget? Increasing police salaries and adding more officers? Improving infrastructure? A new stadium for the Chargers? Good relations between the mayor and council? Economic growth? The environment? Improving neighborhoods? or something else?
501 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceMost Important IssueParty AffiliationIdeologyCell Phone / Lan
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / City BudPolice SImprovinNew StadEconomicEnvironmImprovinRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCell PhoLandline
City Budget16%14%20%11%16%21%18%14%20%19%5%15%13%100%0%0%0%0%0%0%23%14%14%33%14%9%8%20%
Police Salaries / Officers6%6%7%6%4%7%9%5%8%8%4%5%4%0%100%0%0%0%0%0%11%4%7%8%6%3%7%6%
Improving Infrastructure21%23%18%15%15%25%36%15%29%28%6%6%25%0%0%100%0%0%0%0%17%19%31%13%24%23%11%26%
New Stadium16%21%10%13%25%12%11%19%12%12%33%20%15%0%0%0%100%0%0%0%19%15%9%22%17%8%12%18%
Good Relations3%0%6%4%0%3%4%2%3%1%0%8%2%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%6%1%2%7%1%2%4%2%
Economic Growth19%21%17%22%26%15%7%24%12%15%33%21%23%0%0%0%0%100%0%0%15%23%15%11%20%25%31%13%
Environment6%4%9%10%5%5%4%8%5%7%5%5%7%0%0%0%0%0%100%0%1%6%13%1%3%14%8%6%
Improving Neighborhoods11%10%12%16%10%7%8%13%8%8%11%19%9%0%0%0%0%0%0%100%6%16%5%3%14%13%19%7%
Other2%2%2%1%0%4%3%1%3%2%2%2%1%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%2%1%3%2%1%3%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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%55%45%30%27%27%16%57%43%55%7%24%15%16%6%21%16%19%6%11%25%50%23%23%43%30%31%69%
 
6How would you rate how Mayor Faulconer has handled that issue? Excellent? Good? Fair? Or poor?
492 Who Have Issue Important To ThemAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceMost Important IssueParty AffiliationIdeologyCell Phone / Lan
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / City BudPolice SImprovinNew StadEconomicEnvironmImprovinRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCell PhoLandline
Excellent11%11%11%11%7%16%9%9%14%12%8%10%12%19%13%6%20%6%0%12%17%9%6%20%6%7%5%14%
Good41%48%34%45%48%29%43%47%34%46%50%36%30%44%49%35%45%47%48%15%52%34%46%65%37%33%46%39%
Fair25%19%32%16%23%31%34%20%32%22%21%32%26%23%16%29%19%29%27%27%26%27%21%10%30%28%25%25%
Poor16%16%16%19%15%18%9%17%14%15%16%12%27%10%22%23%16%12%9%23%5%21%19%4%19%23%13%17%
Not Sure7%6%7%8%6%6%5%7%5%5%4%11%5%3%0%7%0%6%15%23%0%9%8%0%7%9%11%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%100%
Composition of Who Have Issue Important To Them100%55%45%30%27%26%16%58%42%55%7%24%15%17%6%21%16%19%6%11%25%50%22%23%44%29%32%68%
 
7If the San Diego Chargers leave San Diego...will that make you more likely to vote for Kevin Faulconer for re-election? Less likely? Or will it not have any impact on whether you would vote for him?
501 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceMost Important IssueParty AffiliationIdeologyCell Phone / Lan
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / City BudPolice SImprovinNew StadEconomicEnvironmImprovinRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCell PhoLandline
More Likely13%18%8%18%14%11%8%16%10%13%8%12%19%14%25%14%24%5%5%8%22%9%10%14%15%7%14%13%
Less Likely27%23%33%39%23%24%19%31%22%22%25%44%24%29%28%12%45%25%20%32%31%31%17%30%24%34%41%21%
No Impact 55%52%58%39%56%62%70%47%65%63%64%33%55%56%41%73%29%64%72%45%46%53%71%55%52%59%40%62%
Not Sure4%6%2%4%7%2%3%6%2%2%3%11%3%1%6%1%2%6%3%16%2%7%2%0%8%0%6%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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%55%45%30%27%27%16%57%43%55%7%24%15%16%6%21%16%19%6%11%25%50%23%23%43%30%31%69%
 
8Mayor Faulconer's number one campaign issue was repairing San Diego streets. Do you think he has managed to keep his promise?
501 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceMost Important IssueParty AffiliationIdeologyCell Phone / Lan
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / City BudPolice SImprovinNew StadEconomicEnvironmImprovinRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCell PhoLandline
Yes43%44%42%58%36%38%34%48%37%44%39%47%35%47%56%34%54%40%43%39%57%38%36%65%39%33%44%43%
No40%41%38%31%39%43%52%35%47%39%49%35%45%30%33%56%36%39%37%33%35%43%43%23%44%48%32%43%
Not Sure17%14%20%11%25%18%13%18%16%17%11%17%20%23%11%10%10%21%20%27%8%19%21%12%17%19%24%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%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%55%45%30%27%27%16%57%43%55%7%24%15%16%6%21%16%19%6%11%25%50%23%23%43%30%31%69%
 
9Do you think San Diego is better off? Worse off? Or about the same since Mayor Faulconer took officer?
501 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceMost Important IssueParty AffiliationIdeologyCell Phone / Lan
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / City BudPolice SImprovinNew StadEconomicEnvironmImprovinRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCell PhoLandline
Better Off45%47%42%44%47%44%41%46%43%49%43%40%36%55%56%42%63%31%24%29%65%34%41%81%37%28%37%48%
Worse Off8%8%9%15%2%9%6%9%8%11%8%1%13%7%5%12%4%12%4%11%4%12%6%5%7%14%9%8%
About The Same44%44%46%37%47%46%52%42%48%37%45%57%50%36%33%45%33%53%60%59%30%53%44%14%53%54%47%43%
Not Sure2%1%4%4%3%1%1%4%1%3%5%2%1%2%6%1%0%4%12%0%1%1%8%1%2%4%6%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%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%55%45%30%27%27%16%57%43%55%7%24%15%16%6%21%16%19%6%11%25%50%23%23%43%30%31%69%