Polls Archive

Do you support allowing police and their contraband-sniffing dogs on local high school campuses?

Yes
70%
No
30%

The Sweetwater Union High School District has held recent board meetings at various high schools throughout South County. Is that a good idea?

Yes
86%
No
14%

How will the San Diego Chargers do this season?

More wins than losses
36%
More losses than wins
18%
Same amount of wins/losses
9%
Don't care
36%

High School football:

Love it more than pro football
64%
Not really that into it
36%

If the Olympic Training Center shut down would you notice?

Yes
28%
No
72%

Will you be attending HarborFest this month?

Yes
42%
No
58%

Which event do you prefer?

The Lemon Festival in Chula Vista
44%
The Automobile Heritage Day in National City
56%

Have you or a loved one ever been scammed out of money?

Yes
20%
No
80%

Do Chula Vista and National City benefit from San Diego's Comic-Con?

Yes
40%
No
60%

Is spreading Bonitafest over 5 non-consectutive days a good idea?

Yes
20%
No
80%
Indifferent
0%

Was putting Sweetwater Union High School Superintendent Ed Brand on paid leave a good decision?

Yes
88%
No
12%

Where will you view July 4 fireworks?

In Chula Vista
38%
In National City
54%
Somewhere else in the county
8%

Should the city of Chula Vista set aside $15,000 to restart the Holiday parade in December?

Yes
51%
No
49%

Who will advance further in the World Cup?

Mexico
42%
U.S.A.
58%

Is a bachelor's degree enough to earn a decent living?

Yes
44%
No
56%

Will/did you vote Tuesday?

Yes
100%
No
0%

Will the addition of four temporary board members from the County Board of Education settle the turmoil at SUHSD?

Yes
20%
No
80%

Do you agree with the Sweetwater Union High School District's decision to suspend Jim Cartmill and Bertha Lopez?

Yes
87%
No
13%

If the election were today, who would get your vote for Chula Vista mayor?

Pamela Bensoussan
22%
Jerry Rindone
59%
Mary Salas
19%

Do you voluntarily conserve water?

Yes
88%
No
13%

How do you decide who will get your vote?

Campaign literature in the mail
13%
One-on-one meetings
44%
Debates and forums
25%
Stories in the media
6%
Randomly choose
13%

Are you surprised the school district and teachers' union are close to a contract agreement?

Yes
23%
No
77%

Arlie Ricasa was sentenced to a $4,589 fine, community service and probation. Is that a fair sentence?

Yes
5%
No
95%

Do you support the labor union or the Sweetwater Union High School District in current labor negotiations?

Labor union
43%
School district
57%

The Affordable Care Act:

I signed up
0%
I didn't sign up
77%
I didn't sign up but know someone that did
23%

If the election for Chula Vista City Council Seat 2 were held today, who would get your vote?

Patricia Aguilar
28%
Hector Gastelum
1%
David Gonzalez Jr.
33%
Willie Harris
1%
Dan Smith
35%
Michael Spethman
2%

If the election were today, who would get your vote for Chula Vista City Council Seat 1?

Robert Corcilius
1%
John McCann
41%
Steve Padilla
47%
Jason Paguio
10%
Heideh Rivera
0%
Scott Vinson
1%

How often will you use the new carpool lanes in South County?

Every day
0%
Often
25%
Rarely
50%
Never
25%

Would you like to see Cheryl Cox on the SUHSD school board?

Yes
45%
No
55%

Are you happy with this warm weather or do you miss the rain?

Happy with warm weather
36%
Miss the rain
64%

Which city has the best Mexican food?

Chula Vista
50%
National City
50%

Is unifying Chula Vista and Sweetwater Union High School districts a good idea?

Yes
19%
No
81%

Which do you prefer?

NBA Finals
14%
World Series
29%
Super Bowl
57%
Stanley Cup
0%

Should National City keep its one percent sales tax in effect?

Yes
43%
No
57%

Should the new Sweetwater Union High School District Board member be:

Appointed
66%
Voted in by special election
34%

Are you happy with the DA's handling of the Sweetwater/Southwestern College corruption case so far?

Yes
17%
No
83%

Will the Chargers win the AFC title?

Yes
40%
No
60%

2013...

A good year.
17%
A bad year.
83%

Did Arlie Ricasa do the right thing in resigning from the Sweetwater Union High School District School board?

Yes
100%
No
0%

Should teachers in Sweetwater Union High School District be granted a salary increase based on a Cost of Living Adjustment?

Yes
87%
No
13%

Are you invigorated by the holidays or stressed out?

Invigorated
60%
Stressed out
40%
Other
0%

Do you feel pressure to spend money buying Christmas gifts?

Yes
25%
No
75%

Have you noticed an increase in the homeless population where you live?

Yes
60%
No
40%

How do you view city council meetings?

In person
20%
Online
20%
Television
10%
I don't
50%

Does local government do enough to encourage pedestrian friendly cities?

Yes
29%
No
71%

Are you disappointed a strip club remains in business on Chula Vista's bayfront?

Yes
32%
No
42%
Indifferent
26%

Which do you prefer?

Halloween
78%
Dia De Los Muertos
11%
No preference
11%

When you see graffiti or a pothole do you report it to the city?

Yes
23%
No
77%

Who is responsible for the federal government shutdown?

Democrats
56%
Republicans
40%
Other
4%

Will the Living Coast Discovery Center survive another year?

Yes
33%
No
67%

Would you like to see Chula Vista's strawberry field designated a historical landmark?

Yes
65%
No
35%

Do you:

Live and work in South County?
86%
Live in South County, work north of National City?
14%
Live in South County, work in Mexico?
0%

How will the Chargers finish this season?

With a winning record
15%
A losing record
62%
8-8
23%

Rep. Juan Vargas supports military intervention in Syria. Do you agree with him?

Yes
6%
No
94%

Do you think fast-food workers should be paid a minimum of $15 per hour?

Yes
42%
No
58%

If Eastlake wins the Little League World Series, where would you like to see a welcome home celebration?

Eastlake High School
0%
A local shopping mall
46%
Sleep Train Amphitheatre
23%
Downtown Chula Vista
31%
Other
0%

Where will you watch the Little League World Series?

Home
85%
Bar/restaurant with other people
15%

Is city government responsive to your needs?

Yes
15%
No
85%

Are you tired of hearing about the Mayor Bob Filner sexual harassment case?

Yes
91%
No
9%

Now that Alliant International University has a presence in National City, does Chula Vista still need a four-year university?

Yes
84%
No
16%

Should San Diego Mayor Bob Filner resign?

Yes
46%
No
54%

Would you attend a July 4 fireworks show or holiday parade paid for by a strip club?

Yes
66%
No
34%

If the strawberry field closes will it be missed?

Yes
83%
No
17%

Are you glad same-sex couples can marry in California?

Yes
62%
No
38%

Does Third Avenue need more:

Residential housing
17%
Businesses
48%
Mixed use
26%
Other
9%

Which is a bigger occasion?

Mother's Day
92%
Father's Day
8%

Should the city spend whatever it takes to move Eyecandy from the bayfront?

Yes
40%
No
60%

Which is more important?

What you know.
69%
Who you know
31%

Which is a greater priority to you?

Graffiti abatement
67%
DUI/driver's license checkpoints
33%

Do you plan to visit Sea World's water park Aquatica this summer?

Yes
33%
No
67%

More candidates mean more choices. Your May 21 vote for Assembly District 80 is:

1) Libertarian Kaiden Degas (write-n)
4%
2) Republican Lincoln Pickard (write-in)
4%
3) Democrat Lorena Gonzalez
15%
4) Democrat Steve Castaneda
75%
5) I probably won't vote
4%

Is Cinco de Mayo over-commercialized?

Yes
83%
No
17%

Do you think Chula Vista's bayfront will become a tourist trap?

Yes
33%
No
67%

As of today, your choice for State Assembly District 80 is:

Steve Castaneda
44%
Lorena Gonzalez
56%

Do you feel safer now than you did one year ago?

Yes
14%
No
86%

Will you miss Chula Vista's Cinco de Mayo party on Third Avenue?

Yes
73%
No
27%

Should council members be allowed to attend council meetings via videoconferencing?

Yes
29%
No
71%

Is the worst of the recession behind us?

Yes
62%
No
38%

Has public discourse become uncivil?

Yes
28%
No
72%

Will you attend any screenings at the Latino Film Festival?

Yes
14%
No
86%

Will next week's gun buy back program make the city safer?

Yes
5%
No
95%

Will recent improvements along Third Avenue increase business downtown?

Yes
22%
No
78%

Are you satisfied the SUHSD/SWC corruption case will be tried in South Bay?

Yes
50%
No
50%

What is the best age to get married?

Late teens to early 20s
0%
25-30
38%
31-40
50%
41-50
0%
50 and older
0%
Never
13%

Would defendants in the Sweetwater/Southwestern corruption case get a fair trial in South County?

Yes
89%
No
11%

Has bullying become more prevalent since the advent of the Internet?

Yes
43%
No
57%

Is Chula Vista's attempt to buy back guns necessary?

Yes
58%
No
42%

Do you believe there is life after death?

Yes
55%
No
45%

Are you surprised that members of the SUHSD school board were indicted by the grand jury?

Yes
8%
No
92%

DUI checkpoints are:

A good deterrent to drunk driving
85%
A waste of tax dollars
15%

Should armed security guards patrol school campuses?

Yes
25%
No
75%

If the world were to end next Friday, did you live the life you wanted?

Yes
73%
No
27%

What's your total limit on holiday shopping?

$1-100
45%
$101-$500
36%
Money is no object
18%

Which team do you prefer?

Chargers
25%
Xolos
75%

Should Chula Vista have a full time city council?

Yes
23%
No
77%

Have you ever fried a turkey?

Yes
38%
No
63%

Congressman Bob Filner...

Hate to see him go.
42%
He's San Diego's problem, now.
38%
Don't care.
19%

On Tuesday the most votes for Chula Vista City Council Seat 3 should go to:

Pamela Bensoussan
47%
Larry Breitfelder
53%

In two weeks the winner of Chula Vista City Council Seat 4 will be:

Mary Salas
58%
Linda Wagner
42%

The Citizens Bond Oversight Committee recently voted no confidence in SUHSD Superintendent Ed Brand. Now Ed Brand is requiring committee members to disclose financial interests. Is Brand's move vindictive?

Yes
81%
No
19%

Are you bothered by the opening of a nude dance club in Chula Vista?

Yes
70%
No
30%

The next President of the United States should be:

Obama
46%
Romney
54%

The SUHSD board's decision to give Ed Brand a $252,000 contract was:

The right one
59%
The wrong one
41%

Is Doug Manchester's purchase of the U-T and North County Times good for the county of San Diego?

Yes
8%
No
86%
No opinion
6%

Should SUHSD Superintendent Ed Brand's contract be extended?

Yes
7%
No
93%

Should pitbull-type dogs be banned?

Yes
39%
No
61%

Labor unions:

Good
63%
Bad
38%

Should police conduct truancy sweeps?

Yes
60%
No
40%

When do you think CV city council meetings should start?

Between 8 a.m-12 p.m.
16%
Between 1 p.m.-5 p.m
5%
After 5 p.m.
79%

Should SUHSD reinstate bus service or continue with cost-cutting measures?

Bring back bus service
69%
Keep the savings and keep them cut.
31%

Have you used the Chula Vista Park and Recreation services in the last six months? Rate their service.

Excellent
50%
Average
33%
Poor
17%

Does California need stricter gun laws?

Yes
67%
No
33%

Will you be watching the Olympics?

As many sports as I can
23%
Only some sports
46%
Not my thing
31%

Do you trust elected officials?

Yes
1%
No
97%
Sometimes
2%

Will you attend Chula Vista's classic car show during the summer?

Yes
67%
No
33%

Do you miss the city's Independence Day fireworks in Chula Vista?

Yes, we need to bring them back ASAP
32%
No, plenty of other shows around the county
68%

Is combining Parks and Rec. with Library Services a good idea?

Yes
20%
No
80%

Is a two-dad household detrimental to a child's development?

Yes
13%
No
88%

The annual Chula Vista Pet Fest and Doggy Dash is coming:

Dogs rule
52%
Cats are king
48%

Do you do your own research before voting?

Yes, I learn all I can about all issues and candidates.
75%
No, I go with my gut.
4%
No, I vote according to ballot recommendations.
4%
No, I vote along party lines.
17%

Does the Tourism and Marketing District do a good job of attracting tourists to Chula Vista?

No
90%
Yes
10%

Is D.A. Bonnie Dumanis using the Sweetwater corruption case to benefit her San Diego mayoral campaign?

Yes
59%
No
41%

Sweetwater Union High School District trustee John McCann filed a restraining order against someone he believed was a threat. Should the school district pay for it?

Yes
18%
No
82%

Do you approve of efforts to recall SUHSD board members Jim Cartmill, Arlie Ricasa and John McCann?

Yes
64%
No
36%

Who will you vote for?

Pamela Bensoussan
23%
Larry Breitfelder
46%
Bob Castaneda
5%
Guillermo Briseno
26%

If you had to vote today:

Mary Salas
7%
Linda Wagner
13%
London Meservy
80%

Is having a public library in a shopping mall convenient?

Yes
100%
No
0%

Can Chula Vista afford to pay its City Attorney $208,000 per year?

Yes
15%
No
85%

Does Jessica Sanchez have what it takes to win American Idol?

Yes
90%
No
10%

Who is hotter?

Police officers
17%
Firefighters
83%

Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

Yes
50%
No
50%

Should the Chula Vista City Attorney have term limits?

Yes
63%
No
37%

Should high school coaches be required to disclose sources of income and gifts?

Yes
58%
No
42%

Issuing 7th graders iPads for school:

Good idea
23%
Bad idea
77%

Should Chula Vista have district elections?

Yes
67%
No
33%

The State Department advises against visiting Tijuana because of drug trafficking violence.

Agree?
50%
Disagree?
50%

Would you rather:

Look young and feel old
15%
Look old and feel young
85%

What's your top public safety issue?

Traffic
33%
Gang activity
50%
Curfew violations
0%
Drugs
17%

Do candidate endorsements sway who you will vote for?

Yes
38%
No
63%

Which official is the best representative of South County?

C.V. Mayor Cheryl Cox
6%
N.C. Mayor Ron Morrison
54%
N.C. Police Chief Adolfo Gonzales
6%
C.V. Police Chief David Bejarano
0%
County Supervisor Greg Cox
10%
Other
23%

Are you surprised by corruption charges against Sweetwater officials?

Yes
38%
No
62%

Re: The Chargers

Get rid of Norv Turner
14%
Get rid of A.J. Smith
14%
Get rid of both
43%
Keep them both
14%
Let the team go to L.A.
14%

Who does the majority of holiday preparation at home?

Men
10%
Women
80%
50-50
10%

Is too much emphasis placed on consumerism during the holidays?

Yes
75%
No
25%

Which do you prefer?

Merry Christmas
91%
Happy Holidays
9%

How will the Chargers season end?

With a losing record
0%
With a winning record
0%
With an 8-8 record
75%
Not soon enough
25%

Which is a better gift?

Store bought
33%
Home made
67%

Thanksgiving turkey, white meat or dark meat?

White meat
43%
Dark meat
57%

Should veterans be exempt from paying income tax?

Yes
33%
No
67%

Should an undocumented college student be deported even though she has lived in the U.S. since she was 3 years old?

Yes
44%
No
56%

Which is your favorite celebration?

Halloween
11%
Thanksgiving
22%
Christmas
56%
New Year's Eve
11%

Does Chula Vista need more cops?

Yes
67%
No
33%

Should Occupy San Diego protesters be forced to leave the Civic Center?

Yes
55%
No
45%

Do you avoid using the SR-125 toll road?

Yes, it's not worth the cost.
87%
No, tolls are a small price to pay for saving time.
13%

Are you planning to attend Chula Vista's Centennial celebration at the Olympic Training Center on Oct. 15?

Yes
50%
No
50%

Death penalty:

Good
86%
Bad
14%

Do you think Chula Vista's government executives are paid too much?

Yes
69%
No
31%

Was the media's 10th anniversary coverage of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks:

Too much
0%
Not enough
50%
Just right
50%

Labor unions?

Love 'em
71%
Hate 'em
29%

Would voters have better representation in district elections?

Yes
57%
No
43%

Do you want the Chargers to build a new stadium in San Diego?

Yes, at whatever cost.
42%
Yes, as long as taxpayers don't contribute.
25%
No
33%

Is drug use among teens more problematic now than a decade ago?

Yes
80%
No
20%

Which event do you most look forward to attending each year?

Cinco de Mayo festival
0%
Heritage Days
0%
Lemon Festival
0%
Holiday Parade on Third Avenue
100%

Are you excited about the upcoming NFL season?

Yes
57%
No
0%
Don't care.
43%

Is gay marriage a civil rights issue?

Yes
80%
No
20%

Are you glad Chula Vista city council outlawed medical marijuana dispensaries?

Yes
80%
No
20%

Will Ed Brand restore integrity to SUHSD?

Yes
62%
No
38%

Is criticizing the military or veterans un-American and unpatriotic?

Yes
33%
No
67%

Is Sweetwater Union High School District president John McCann effective in guiding the school board?

Yes
13%
No
87%

Would you like to see State Senator Juan Vargas run for Congress?

Yes
18%
No
82%

Should large firework displays be subject to environmental impact studies?

Yes, who knows what chemicals are falling into the ocean and blowing in the wind?
40%
No, fireworks are harmless.
60%

How will you spend Memorial Day weekend?

Beach and barbecues
0%
Out of town getaway
0%
Extra time at home with family
100%
Quiet reflection
0%

Should Chula Vista Congressman Bob Filner run for San Diego mayor?

Yes
76%
No
24%

Is D.A. Bonnie Dumanis' lawsuit against the state a political move for her mayoral campaign?

Yes
93%
No
7%

Should the White House release photos of a slain Osama bin Laden?

Yes, but I won't view them.
21%
Yes, seeing is believing.
14%
No, they serve no purpose.
43%
No, they would create resentment of U.S. military overseas.
21%

Do you feel it's safe to visit Tijuana?

Yes
50%
No
50%

Will you be attending Chula Vista's Historic Homes tour?

Yes
29%
No
71%

Should SUHSD Superintendent Jesus Gandara be fired?

Yes
95%
No
5%

Are you willing to volunteer to ease the pain of city budget cuts?

No, I pay taxes and I have enough to do at home.
0%
Yes, where do I sign up?
100%

Do you buy organic food?

Yes, always
0%
Occasionally
50%
Rarely
50%
No
0%

Does the city need more dog parks?

Yes
44%
No
56%

Are you willing to pay for online news content?

Yes
0%
No
100%

Has Chula Vista benefited from Mayor Cheryl Cox's leadership?

Yes
67%
No
33%

How far will SDSU's men's basketball team go in national tournament?

NCAA champs
33%
Final four and no more
67%
Sweet 16 then swoon
0%
No March Madness for them
0%

Should public employees have a right to collective bargaining?

Yes
67%
No
33%

Do you believe Shari Watson's allegations that Chula Vista Councilman Rudy Ramirez wanted her to act unethically?

Yes
42%
No
58%

Did you know this was Chula Vista's centennial?

Yes, and I can't wait to celebrate every party.
0%
No, but I'm looking forward to what's in store.
67%
Yawn...Chula Vista's what?
33%

Do you support reinstating the assault weapons/extended clips ban?

Yes
0%
No
100%

Should Chula Vista Councilwoman Pat Aguilar be allowed to vote on matters concerning the police union and salary negotiations?

Yes
0%
No
100%

Did the Chula Vista City Council make the right decision in replacing Steve Padilla with Ann Moore on the port commission?

Yes
38%
No
63%

Is the political right being unfairly blamed for the shootings in Tucson, Arizona?

Yes
57%
No
43%

Will narrowing Third Avenue improve business in downtown Chula Vista?

Yes, more room to walk will bring me there.
33%
No, there's nothing to do there anyway.
67%

Does Chula Vista have enough money to avoid layoffs and service cuts?

Yes
36%
No
64%

Will the city of Chula Vista close Norman Park Senior Center?

Yes
0%
No
100%

Compared to last year, did you spend more or less on Christmas gifts this year?

More
0%
Less
100%
About the same
0%

Will the Chargers make the playoffs this year?

Yes
71%
No
29%

Is Raj Chopra's departure from Southwestern College a good thing?

Yes
20%
No
80%

Where will you shop for the holidays?

Otay Ranch Town Center
0%
Chula Vista Center
9%
Plaza Bonita
55%
Third Avenue
0%
Fashion/Mission Valley
18%
Other
18%

Is enough being done to address homelessness in South County?

Yes
100%
No
0%

Should Congress end daylight saving time?

Yes
25%
No
75%
Don't care
0%

In light of Chula Vista's budget gap, which city services should be cut first?

Eastlake library
43%
Norman Park Senior Center
10%
Graffiti removal
24%
Street maintenance
10%
Other
14%

Do you want Prop. H to pass?

Yes
36%
No
64%

Who do you like for National City City Council?

Frank Lopez
41%
Luis Natividad
4%
Mona Rios
5%
Ditas Yamane
51%

Who is your choice for National City mayor?

Mitch Beauchamp
1%
Ron Morrison
73%
Alejandra Sotelo-Solis
26%
Darryl Gorham
0%
None of the above
0%

Who will you vote for in the Chula Vista City Council race?

Patricia Aguilar
43%
Larry Breitfelder
50%
None of the above
7%

When Chargers games are blacked out on TV, do you buy tickets to see them play live?

Yes
0%
No
100%

Are you happy with the country's new healthcare reform?

Yes
38%
No
62%

Is it acceptable to "walk away" from mortgages that are unaffordable?

Yes
100%
No
0%

Do you think the county is adequately equipped to handle wildfires?

Yes
40%
No
60%

Should citizens be allowed to openly carry firearms?

Yes
44%
No
56%

Should city council meetings begin with prayer?

Yes
66%
No
34%

Is cheerleading a sport?

Give me a Y.E.S.!
20%
Give me an N.O.!
80%

Is the local economy getting better?

Yes
80%
No
20%

How successful will the Chargers be this year?

Super Bowl champions.
0%
They won't make it past the regular season.
11%
They will win all their playoff games and lose in the Super Bowl.
0%
They will get as far as the playoffs and then flame out.
89%

What should be Chula Vista's top priority?

Landing a four-year university on the east side
25%
Revitalizing downtown
0%
Other
0%
Developing the bay front into a tourist destination
75%

Should Chula Vista legalize medical marijuana dispensaries?

Yes
64%
No
36%

Should gay couples be allowed to marry?

No
22%
Yes
78%
Previous Poll Results

» Was putting Sweetwater Union High School Superintendent Ed Brand on paid leave a good decision?

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» Where will you view July 4 fireworks?

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» Should the city of Chula Vista set aside $15,000 to restart the Holiday parade in December?

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» Who will advance further in the World Cup?

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» Is a bachelor's degree enough to earn a decent living?

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» Will/did you vote Tuesday?

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» Will the addition of four temporary board members from the County Board of Education settle the turmoil at SUHSD?

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» Do you agree with the Sweetwater Union High School District's decision to suspend Jim Cartmill and Bertha Lopez?

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» If the election were today, who would get your vote for Chula Vista mayor?

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» Do you voluntarily conserve water?

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