SAN DIEGO - Following new revelations that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner may have sexually harassed women who came to him because they themselves were the victims of sexual harassment, just 23 percent of San Diegans say they think the mayor will remain in office, according to an exclusive poll released Sunday by 10News/U-T San Diego.
Of the 700 respondents, 72 percent say they believe Filner should resign. If he does not, 65 percent said they would back a recall effort against him, while 25 percent said no.
The survey also found that 21 percent say he should stay in office.
The poll numbers reflect slight movement since respondents were asked the identical question on July 26. Then, 25 percent of San Diegans thought he would resign, compared to 18 percent on the new survey, while 43 percent then thought he would be recalled compared to 54 percent today.
The former congressman has faced multiple allegations of sexual harassment, but has declined to step down as mayor despite many calls for his resignation.
The 10News/U-T San Diego poll was conducted between Aug. 8 and Aug. 9 by SurveyUSA (mobile users click http://bit.ly/11WcavD). The margin of sampling errors ranged from 3.4 to 4.7 percent on the questions.