Poll: 60 Percent Of San Diegans Believe Filner Should Be Recalled If He Doesn’t Resign

Sixty percent of San Diegans believe that Mayor Bob Filner should be recalled if he does not resign, according to a 10News/U-T San Diego poll released Sunday. 

Seven women have publicly accused the current mayor and former congressman of sexual harassment. Filner has said he has no plans of stepping down, but announced Friday he was checking into therapy for two weeks on Aug. 5.

A total of 67 percent of San Diego respondents believe Filner should resign, while 22 percent think he should stay in office. Eleven percent were unsure. 

The city has banned Filner from private meetings with women and the poll asked whether this would affect his ability to run the city. 

Sixty-eight percent said it would, 28 percent said no and 4 percent said they were unsure. 

The poll surveyed 700 San Diego adults and had a margin of error of about plus or minus 3.7 percent. 

 

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