SAN DIEGO – A measure that would raise the hotel tax in order to fund the construction of a Chargers stadium and convention center annex in downtown San Diego is failing to garner the necessary support, according to a new poll.
The poll released Thursday by KGTV and the San Diego Union Tribune found that 48 percent of respondents were certain to vote against Measure C and 40 percent were certain to vote for it. 12 percent were uncertain.
Measure C needs a two-thirds majority to pass.
Breaking down the numbers even further, among voters who had already turned in ballots, 54 percent were against and 42 percent were for. Among respondents who had not yet returned a ballot, 43 percent were against and 39 percent were for.
Respondents were also asked about Measure D, which would raise the hotel tax to 15.5 percent -- with some of that money going to fund a Convention Center expansion. However, Measure D would not allow any public money to be spent on a downtown stadium. 41 percent of respondents were against Measure D and 34 percent were for it.