Mayor Newsom's popularity in SF

Tucked away in a Matier and Ross article in the San Francisco Chronicle about how the Oakland A's new stadium in Freemont would be subject to high tides and "global warming" problems, is a recent poll on Mayor Gavin Newsom. The article later wonders when people in San Francisco will realize the Emperor has no clothes.Betting line: If you're wondering why candidates aren't lining up to run against San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom in the wake of the big City Hall sex scandal, look no further than a recent poll by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin and Associates. The poll of 400 San Francisco voters was commissioned by the Police Officers Association to test the public's appetite for a pension measure that the union is thinking of putting on the ballot. As is often the case in such surveys, the cops tossed in a few other questions -- including one asking voters how they felt about Newsom. The poll was taken from Jan. 20-23, a week before news broke of the mayor's affair with a...(Read Full Post)