Poll shows Sheng Thao, Oakland City Council, OPD, DA Pamela Price are deeply unpopular
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—UNHAPPY ELECTORATE—Oakland residents would not re-elect Mayor Sheng Thao if an election were held today, according to new poll released on Monday.
—Furthermore, Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price’s recall could a toss-up based on the results.
—Oakland feels under siege as crime has skyrocketed for most of this year. The instability in public safety appears to be undermining support for most local officials and institutions.
—Worries about public safety dominate almost every aspect of this wide-ranging poll conducted by RG Strategies, and commissioned by the McConnell Group.
—Thao, the Oakland City Council, Oakland Police Department, and Alameda County DA Pamela Price are deeply unpopular, according to the poll.
—Each posted favorable/unfavorable numbers that were significantly underwater, according to the poll of 400 residents conducted on Sept. 14-18.
—THAO IN TROUBLE—Just 23 percent of Oaklanders said they are strongly or somewhat inclined to re-elect Thao, according to the poll, as opposed to 56 percent who are strongly or somewhat inclined to vote for someone else.
—Notably, Loren Taylor, Thao’s main opponent in last year’s Oakland mayoral campaign, was the most popular official in the poll, registering favorable/unfavorable number above water at +11.
—In addition, 36 percent said they would more likely to vote against a 2024 city council candidate that was endorsed by Thao, as opposed to 18 percent saying the endorsement would positively inform their decision.
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