San Diego mayoral candidates Alvarez, Faulconer make final push for last-minute votes

Poll shows Faulconer with slight lead over Alvarez

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With just hours left until the election, San Diego mayoral candidates David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer are making a final push to get out those last-minute votes. 

Alvarez and his team of volunteers have been up since the early hours campaigning.

"We've been up since 5 o'clock in the morning taking the trolley … you were with us and we're going to work late tonight and start up early tomorrow, so we're really excited," said Alvarez.

According to the latest exclusive 10News/U-T San Diego poll released on Sunday, Alvarez has tightened the gap with the support of 46 percent of likely voters to Faulconer's 47 percent.

However, Faulconer is ahead with those who have already voted. 

"We've known this was going to be a close race from the very beginning," said Faulconer.

The poll shows of the voters who have already cast their ballots, 50 percent say they have voted for Faulconer, compared with 45 percent who voted for Alvarez.

"We're going to be going knocking on doors … Person-to-person contact," said Faulconer. "We'll be going from San Ysidro to Rancho Bernardo. That's how we're going to win this race … and I can't wait for tomorrow to come."

But it is not all good news for Faulconer.

10News' poll also shows of those who intend to vote on Tuesday, 47 percent will vote for Alvarez compared to 45 percent who will vote for Faulconer. 

"We've identified tens of thousands of voters of people who actually have pledged to vote for me in person, so now our role will be and our job will be to get them to the polls tomorrow, " said Alvarez. 

Faulconer said, "Tomorrow's all about getting everybody to vote."

The new poll numbers show the election could go either way but Alvarez has a little more to overcome. The key, both candidates say, is getting everyone to get out and vote. 

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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