“None of the above” was also a choice, and it came in second with 17.2%.
Among the Republicans running, Carl DeMaio topped the field with a meager 13.6%, followed by Nathan Fletcher with a single-digit of 8.3%, and then Bonnie Dumanis bringing up the rear with 7.1%. Combined, the GOP candidates won 29% of the vote.
This poll gives credence to the view that Bob Filner could win the election outright at the primary in June 2012. Now, of course, we all know OB Rag readers are not your typical slice of San Diegans, as many are progressives, liberals, or independents.
We also had a category of “Don’t live within the City of San Diego“, and that received 7.1%. If we remove that category and the category results from “None of the above”, Filner has even a higher proportion of the votes – 61.2%.
With such a high “none of the above” polling, the vote does reflect a dissatisfaction with the candidates that are in the race. In a similar poll run by the OB Rag last February, Donna Frye won.
Here is the poll in its entirety that ran from August 20 through the 27th.
If the City of San Diego’s mayoral election was held today, which of these major candidates would you vote for? (Please only vote for a candidate if you live within San Diego.)
- Carl DeMaio (R)
- Bonnie Dumanis (R)
- Bob Filner (D)
- Nathan Fletcher (R)
- None of the above (and I live in San Diego).
- Don’t live within the City of San Diego.
Total Votes: 169 – 100%; Poll started August 20, 2011, ended August 27.