Early poll favors Filner

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The first post-primary mayoral poll has been released, showing Rep. Bob Filner, D-San Diego, with a three-point lead over Councilman Carl DeMaio.

The poll, conducted by SurveyUSA, showed Filner with 46 percent and DeMaio with 43 percent, and the rest undecided. That's within the margin of error of plus or minus 4.3 percent.

The two reached the November ballot by getting the most votes in last week's primary with four major contenders. DeMaio edged out Filner, 32 percent to 30 percent.

According to the new poll, those who voted for Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher are split between the two candidates, while those who cast ballots for District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis prefer Filner by a 2 to 1 margin. Filner also holds an 8-point advantage in support of independents in the poll.

The poll results showed DeMaio was the favorite of those who did not vote in the primary election but do plan to cast ballots in November.

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