from the OB Rag…
Faulconer Supporters Swamp OB Rag Mayoral Poll – Republicans Out Vote Democrats 2 to 1
Mayor Beats Both Harris and Saldana Combined in Apparent Spike in GOP Visitors to OB Rag
In an unusual – but not unknown – twist for an OB Rag poll, it appears that supporters of the main Republican candidate for San Diego mayor – incumbent Kevin Faulconer – swamped the mayoral poll over the weekend, skewing the results. In the final tally for the week-long poll, Faulconer had a higher total than both other major candidates combined.
Kevin Fauloner, in the end, had 59% of the votes, while Ed Harris had 18% and Lori Saldana 13%. Harris is a liberal Democrat and Saldana is a progressive independent.
These results do not reflect the usual political persuasions of OB Rag readers and poll-takers. For example, in one mayoral poll we conducted in November 2015, Faulconer garnered only 26% compared with a combined Democratic candidate vote of 70%.