Faulconer takes lead over Fletcher in latest poll
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – City Councilman Kevin Faulconer has surpassed former
Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher to take the lead in the race to be the city's next
mayor, according to the results of a U-T San Diego poll released Sunday.
In the poll conducted by SurveyUSA, 700 registered voters were asked
which candidate they would vote for if the Nov. 19 special election were today,
to which 41 percent indicated they would vote for Faulconer and 28 percent for
Fletcher, it was reported.
City Councilman David Alvarez came in third with 17 percent, followed by
former City Attorney Mike Aguirre with 7 percent, according to U-T San Diego. Four percent of respondents were undecided and 3 percent indicate
they would vote for another candidate.
The previous U-T San Diego poll released last month showed
Fletcher with 32 percent of the vote, followed by Faulconer with 28 percent,
Alvarez with 17 percent and Aguirre with 8 percent.
If Faulconer and Fletcher were running head-to-head, 46 percent of those
polled said they would choose the councilman, compared to 41 percent who
indicated they would support the ex-assemblyman, according to the poll.
Faulconer was also leading among those who have already voted, according to reports.
If no candidate garners more than 50 percent of the votes in the special
election, the top two will advance to a runoff to be held early next year.
The eventual winner will finish out former Mayor Bob Filner's term.