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Final Mayoral Poll Shows Filner Leading DeMaio By 4 Points

The final SurveyUSA/10News poll conducted before the election Tuesday shows Bob Filner with an advantage over Carl DeMaio in the race for San Diego mayor.

According to the survey conducted by SurveyUSA between Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, Filner has 49 percent of the voters compared to DeMaio's 45 percent. Meanwhile, 7 percent of likely voters remain undecided.

Throughout the election season, Filner has led in all five polls, with margins of error between 3 to 12 percentage points. But DeMaio has shown some momentum in the last weeks and is five points up from the last poll released Oct. 15.


The poll shows the candidates tied among men voters at 46 percent each. But Filner is leading among women with 51 percent compared to DeMaio's 43 percent.

DeMaio has strong support among older voters and younger voters seem more likely to vote for Filner. In addition, DeMaio leads among white voters and Filner has an advantage among minority voters.

SurveyUSA interviewed 696 registered voters, with 622 likely voters, for this final poll.