There are plenty of polls: straw polls, tracking polls, horse race polls, push polls, exit polls. Not to be left out, San Diego Rostra debuts its exclusive Meatball Poll.
This decidedly unscientific poll is conducted among attendees at the National Albondigas Political Society, San Diego Edition. This swell group of political swells gathers for meatball soup (hence the name) and poliwonk talk with absolutely no agenda. The group generally includes elected officials, staff, consultants, activists, agitators, commentators, fellow travelers, Barry Jantz and the Libertarian Lass.
The poll consists of a single question designed to take the political pulse on the hottest question of the day, to see who’s paying attention and who is no longer sober.
Today’s question: Who will be San Diego’s next mayor?
- Carl DeMaio: 33 percent
- Nathan Fletcher: 27.5 percent
- Bob Filner: 16.5 percent
- Bonnie Dumanis: 11 percent
- Clint Carney: 6% (a blatant attempt to suck up to the organizer)
- Pete Wilson: 6% (“Tanned, Rested and Ready” proclaimed one respondent)
Of note are those who didn’t receive any votes. Apparently the tribe has spoken, and Kevin Faulconer has been voted off the island. No votes either for Donna Frye, Steve Francis, or the dude who rides the custom three-wheel motorcycle that looks like the Starship Enterprise.
Disclaimer: This is a thoroughly unscientific poll, something the likes of which John Nienstedt of Competitive Edge Research & Communication would utterly dismiss, brought to you strictly for “entertainment purposes.” Kind of the same thing as those late night psychics, horoscopes, and “The Hills.”
But it won’t be stopping us from bringing you a new one monthly. Your suggested questions for upcoming Rostra/Meatball Polls are invited. Next poll: March 11.