A new poll out shows that in San Diego’s mayoral race, Congressman Bob Filner and City Councilman Carl DeMaio are in a statistical tie for first place, each with about a quarter of respondents’ votes.
The poll – conducted for KGTV by SurveyUSA between January 30 and February 3 – shows DeMaio with 25% and Filner with 24% – a tie as the poll of only 511 likely voters has a margin of error of 4.4%.
The other high-profile candidates include District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis who garnered 14% and state Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher who received 13%. Nearly a quarter of respondents picked “other” or were undecided.
Filner had the most support among Democrats with 38 percent choosing him. And according to the poll, Filner – the only high-profile and prominent Democrat in the race, had more Republican support – 15% – than Dumanis with 12%.
Among Republicans, DeMaio has 35% and Fletcher had 19%. DeMaio did have more support from independents than the other candidates, and won among those who identified their politics as as conservative or moderate while Filner won those who identified themselves as liberal.
There has been a lot of speculation recently in the local media about how Filner needs to get his campaign going – as he has raised the least amount of campaign funds. However, this poll shows that it’s going quiet well, thank you very much.