Ed Lee poised to win San Francisco mayor’s race handily – Bay Citizen/USF Poll


By Gerry Shih
The Bay Citizen

Interim Mayor Ed Lee is poised to win San Francisco’s mayoral race handily, according to results of a Bay Citizen/USF Poll that shows Lee dominating his main rivals and ultimately cannibalizing their votes under a format that requires voters to rank the candidates by preference.

Lee, 58, a career bureaucrat who until January had never held office, would become San Francisco’s first elected Chinese mayor. The poll highlights the growing power of the city’s Chinese community, which now comprises one-fifth of the electorate and is increasingly flexing its political muscle.

Three weeks before the Nov. 8 election, Lee is the overwhelming choice of Chinese voters and the favored candidate of LGBT voters, according to The Bay Citizen/USF Poll, the most extensive independent survey of San Francisco voters during this election.

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