For a week the OB Rag ran a poll on the mayor’s race, listing declared and undeclared candidates for San Diego’s top executive post. With nearly 200 respondents, current Congressman Bob Filner – who has now declared – came out on the very top with 58 votes or 30%.
Former Councilmember Donna Frye – who has not declared – came in second with 43 votes, or 22%. In third place, was Democratic State Senator Christine Kehoe, 38 votes and 20% of the total. Kehoe has begun a process to set up her campaign although some pundits do not consider her a “declared” candidate as yet.
The top Republican in the poll – which ran from June 6th through the 13th – was Councilmember Carl DeMaio, a declared candidate, with 34 votes or 18%. The other big names in the GOP column were State Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, who is declared; he had only 12 votes for 6%. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis received only4 votes, for 2%, and Councilmember Kevin Faulconer, who took himself out of the race on the 7th, got 3 votes for 2%.
Reflecting the progressive and liberal readership base of the OB Rag, liberals and progressives in the race totaled 72% from the poll respondents, whereas Republicans received a total of 28%.
Here is the poll and all its results:
If the mayoral election for San Diego was held today, which candidate would you vote for?
- Christine Kehoe (D) – undeclared?
38 – 20%
- Bob Filner (D) – now declared.
58 – 30%
- Bonnie Dumanis (R) – declared.
4 – 2%
- Carl DeMaio (R) – declared.
34 – 18%
- Nathan Fletcher (R) – declared.
- Kevin Faulconer (R) – undeclared and out of the race as of 6/07/11..
- Donna Frye (D) – undeclared.
Total Votes: 192 ; Poll ran from June 6, 2011 through June 13, 2011.
We ran a similar poll back last December with some similar results. Donna Frye came out the clear winner with 40%, Filner had 17%, DeMaio only 9%, Fletcher only 3%. (We only had 64 respondents. Then Assemblywoman Lori Saldana and School Board President Richard Barrera were also included in the poll, and Dumanis was not.)