Far-left San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin poised to go down in recall election
Things don’t look good for San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin in his recall election, according to new polls.
Though the share of voters planning to vote “yes” on removing him from office has shrunk somewhat in the latest survey, the recall is still 10 points more popular than not ahead of the June 7 election. The results of the Public Policy Polling survey, shared with SF Gate, indicate that 48% of San Franciscans are planning to vote “yes” on the recall, 38% will likely vote “no,” and 14% are undecided. The margin of error was 4.3 percentage points, and nearly 700 likely voters were surveyed.
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A poll from March showed that 68% of respondents supported the recall, while 32% opposed; another from earlier this month showed that 57% planned to vote “yes” and 22% planned to vote “no.”
A spokesman for the anti-recall campaign disputed the findings, telling SF Gate, “Clearly, this is a much closer race than has been reported and will come down to turnout and how the late undecided voters break.”
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Boudin is facing a reckoning over his lenient prosecution record as crime rates soar in San Francisco, including his decision not to prosecute misdemeanors; thefts have risen 150% in some areas of the city.
Voters successfully recalled three far-left San Francisco school board members in February.