The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at the University of San Francisco, in partnership with The Bay Citizen launched its inaugural municipal election survey in October 2011 to offer an objective and independent analysis of the state of the election. The poll represents a unique snapshot in time and offers statistically significant information about likely voters interviewed at the time of the survey. It is not intended to be, nor is it capable of being, predictive of the November election. This report presents the responses of the 551 persons surveyed. The margin of error for the population estimates is ±4.2%. Margins for subgroups are larger; significantly so in some cases. This report contains findings on the following topics: - Public perceptions of whether San Francisco is moving in the right or wrong direction and the job performance of the acting mayor. - First, second, and third place preferences in the election for Mayor of San Francisco; - First, second, and third place preferences in the election for San Francisco District Attorney; - First place preferences in the election for San Francisco Sheriff; - Opinions on the two pension reform ballot measures, Proposition C and Proposition D.
University of San Francisco, Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, "Bay Citizen/University of San Francisco Survey Findings Memo (Amended) October 2011" (2011). McCarthy Center Faculty and Staff Scholarship. 1.