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POLL: Measures C, D still struggling to garner support from San Diegans

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Posted at 10:55 AM, Oct 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-21 13:56:05-04
SAN DIEGO – While a measure authorizing the construction of a new downtown San Diego Chargers stadium and Convention Center expansion is still well short of the two-third support it needs to pass, according to a new poll, it is showing small signs of hope. 
 
Only 39 percent of voters polled said they were certain to vote for Measure C, according to a 10News-San Diego Union Tribune polls released Friday. 43 percent told SurveyUSA they were certain to vote against it and 18 percent were unsure. 
 
However, among respondents who claimed to have already voted, 55 percent said they voted in favor of Measure C and 32 percent said they voted against. 
 
Meanwhile, voters were less supportive of Measure D, which would raise the hotel tax to 15.5 percent -- with some of that money going to fund a Convention Center expansion -- but would not allow any public money to be spent on a downtown stadium. It would also allow the current stadium site to be used for parks and university-related uses. 
 
30 percent of respondents said they were certain to vote for it and 27 percent were voting against. A staggering 43 percent were uncertain. 
 
The poll had a margin of error of 4.1 percent.