The KGTV/Survey USA poll released yesterday adds a few glimpses of San Diego’s politically undiscovered country. According to the poll, Gentleman Jerry “Jeez, could we have gotten back into the bonds market any closer to the election than this? And Stevo—another G+1/T-1 to you!” Sanders leads St. Francis of the City by a five point margin. Good news for Sanders who has barely rippled the media waters with campaign ads even as Francis has used his millions of media dollars to generate what has turned into a tempest in a San Diego teapot. Bad news for Jerry: 43% of respondents said they were voting for one of the other candidates and seventeen percent are outright undecided. That means Sanders hopes of knocking out Francis in the primary without need for a runoff may be a tad dimmed. But Sanders is still the odds on favorite to put this to bed on the third.
In the City Attorney brawl, Maligned Mauling Mike Aguirre continues to sail on under his lucky star. While Judge Jan, supported by the local GOP, the “Damn the turpitude, full speed ahead” downtown business crew and their spokesrag in chief, the UT, was supposed to wallop Mike in June and end his reign of misery. But the unexpectedly crowded field of Mikey-replacement wannabes has drowned that dream.
The KGTV/Survey USA poll shows Aguirre cruising (for a bruising?) with 29% of the vote. Councilmen Scott Peters (17%) and Brian Maienschein “Steamroller (15%), meanwhile, drown out Jan Goldsmith (15%). If this trend holds, Aguirre goes on to the runoff against his City Council President and arch-nemesis Peters—two democrats fighting it out. While I think Peters is probably the best qualified (Wizard of Oz Witch size warts and all) out of the pack of Aguirre opponents to take on the job of City Attorney , he would probably be a weaker opponent than Goldsmith, with his GOP base to float on, might be.