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Poll Shows Big Bump For Fletcher

Aired 3/29/12 on KPBS News.

A new poll out today shows mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher’s decision to leave the Republican Party may be playing well with voters.

— A new poll out today shows mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher’s decision to leave the Republican Party may be playing well with voters.

The SurveyUSA poll was commissioned by KPBS media partner 10 News yesterday after state Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher announced he was leaving the Republican Party and becoming an independent. The poll found the move garnered Fletcher an 8 percent increase in support among those surveyed.

The poll did not compare Fletcher’s ratings to the other major candidates in the race. But a poll by SurveyUSA in February put Fletcher in fourth place with 13 percent of the vote. It put Councilman Carl DeMaio in first place with 25 percent of the vote.

In a statement about today’s poll, DeMaio’s campaign questioned its legitimacy.

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis declined to respond to the poll. Congressman Bob Filner did not comment in time for this story.

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Peking_Duck_SD | March 29, 2012 at 6:24 p.m. ― 2 years, 9 months ago

DirtyCarl is rotten, rotten, rotten.

Rotten to the core.

Any poll that has data he doesn't like is not "legitimate".

Of course polls that show Dirty Carl in the lead are perfectly "legitimate" to him and his staff.

This childish and intellectually void reaction to polls is a carbon copy of how Fox "News" and the tea party react to polls.

Any they don't like are somehow not accurate, and any they like are just fine.

So unless Dirty Cal can bring in a qualified statistician to explain statistically how the poll is flawed, this should simply be chalked- up to more sophomoric political maneuvering by DeMaio.

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