No June Gloom for Leaders in Albondigas Meatball Poll

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 4 Comments


Albongidas members like their politics spicy. The Mayor’s race in the City of San Diego is tailor made for this bunch and it remains the hot topic of monthly gatherings by members of the San Diego Chapter at Cafe Coyote in Old Town.

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis

San Diego District Attorney and Mayoral Candidate Bonnie Dumanis

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis made the first official visit by a declared mayoral candidate on Friday, June 10. She was well-received and by all appearances had a great time visiting with the poliwonks in attendance. Surprisingly, no one was arrested or served with a warrant, not always a given with our crew.

Clint Carney and Bonnie Dumanis

Albondigas San Diego host Clint Carney and D-A Bonnie Dumanis

D-A Dumanis gets our inaugural “Jalapeno Popper” award for facing the friendly but tough crowd, along with our respect and thanks.

Whether her visit skewed the results in this month’s edition of the Meatball Poll we can’t say for sure, but our decidedly unscientific poll has some clear favorites among the serious candidates. As in May’s poll, Nathan Fletcher and Bob Filner continue to poll well among Meatballs.

“Who Is Your First Choice for Mayor of San Diego?”

  • Nathan Fletcher: 30.5%
  • Christine Kehoe: 22.9%
  • Bob Filner: 21.0%
  • Bonnie Dumanis: 11.5%
  • Carl DeMaio: 8.6%
  • Other: 2.9%
  • Don’t Know: 2.9%

This time, we also asked “Who Is Your Second Choice for Mayor of San Diego?”

  • Bob Filner: 27.6%
  • Nathan Fletcher: 21.9%
  • Bonnie Dumanis: 19.0%
  • Christine Kehoe: 18.1%
  • Other: 6.7%
  • Don’t Know: 5.7%
  • Carl DeMaio: 1.0%

We also asked, “Who Do You Think Will Replace Bob Filner in Congress?

  • Juan Vargas – 59%
  • Denise Ducheny: 20%
  • Other: 7.6%
  • Don’t Know: 13.3%

I correctly predicted that Councilmember Kevin Faulconer would NOT run, which was made official this week. I predict Bob Filner will win the race 18 months from now. I was right about Jerry Brown becoming Governor 13 months out too. Who needs a poll?


Comments 4

  1. Am I understanding this correctly:

    In May, you asked who people thought would make it through the primary, but this time you asked who they would choose to be mayor?

  2. Maassive, you mean other than what Gayle wrote, you don’t understand this correctly? We already know what some are gonna say: To show a trend, you need to ask the same question over time. Uh-Huh, yep, trending and all that. Very scientific. This is ‘friggin’ Albondigas. Rules? There are no rules.

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