Poll: 81 percent of San Diegans want Filner to resign; recall effort underway
posted at 11:27 am on August 19, 2013 by Guy Benson
San Diegans are divided on whether it will be difficult to gather the necessary signatures to recall Mayor Bob Filner in the 39 days permitted by law, but overwhelmingly they are ready to sign a recall petition, according to an exclusive poll released Sunday by 10News/U-T San Diego. Of the 600 San Diego respondents, Filner’s support is down to one in seven city residents, with 81 percent saying he should resign and just 14 percent saying he should stay. This comes after a 16th woman came forward accusing the mayor of sexually harassing her. Nearly three quarters of those who took part in the survey say they would sign a recall petition if put in front of them. According the results, 15 percent of San Diegans say they would donate money to the recall effort and 20 percent say they would volunteer to help a recall campaign.
It seems they’ll get their chance, as an anti-Filner recall drive has officially been launched. Funny how the bottom fell out for the guy once his party stopped covering-up for him, huh? Speaking of which, just 16 women later, Nancy Pelosi has abandoned her “what happens in San Diego stays in San Diego” posture, bravely calling on her long-time Congressional colleague to step down. Timely! The unlikely winner in all of this, of course, is Anthony Weiner, who is suddenly no longer the least popular or seediest Democrat on the scene today. Congrats, Carlos.