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Poll: Gloria pulls early lead in San Diego mayoral race

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Posted at 5:00 PM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 20:01:14-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - California State Assemblyman Todd Gloria emerged as the early leader in the primary contest for San Diego mayor, however half of likely voters were undecided, according to an exclusive 10News/Union-Tribune poll released Friday.

With six months until the statewide primary on Super Tuesday 2020, Survey USA research indicated Gloria was the leading Democrat with 31 percent support, followed by San Diego City Council member Barbara Bry with 15 percent, and community activist Tasha Williamson with 8 percent.

The election for San Diego mayor is nonpartisan. Only three Democrats have declared their intention to run so far.

Affordable housing and homelessness were key concerns among those polled. When asked which issues were most important in deciding how to vote for San Diego mayor, 28 percent chose affordable housing, followed by homelessness at 25 percent, roads at 18 percent, other issues at 10 percent, climate change at 9 percent, the convention center at 6 percent, and 4 percent were not sure. 56 percent of voters also supported more restrictions on electric scooters.