October 13, 2016
Contact: Roberto C. Torres

POLL: Georgette Gomez Leads in District 9 Race

As Voting Begins, Georgette Gómez Has A 13 Point Lead

CITY HEIGHTS – With mail ballots slated to arrive this week, a recent poll conducted by The Mellman Group shows Georgette Gómez with a 13-point lead in the San Diego City Council District 9 race, with Gómez at 33% to Flores’ 20%.

The Mellman Group’s Polling Memo reads: “Our recently completed poll shows Georgette Gómez in the lead for the race to become District 9’s next councilperson.  Gómez’s biography and message clearly resonates with voters.  If voters hear Gómez’s message, she will be in a very strong position to win.”

The poll also suggests that Georgette Gómez’s lead will increase as voters get to know the candidates over the course of the campaign.  After hearing brief, positive descriptions of both candidates, Georgette’s vote grows by 23-points to 56%.  Flores’ vote only grows by 1 point to 21% after voters are told about his accomplishments, endorsements and campaign platform.

Georgette Gómez said: “I’m honored to have such strong support in the community.  This poll confirms what I’ve been fighting for this entire campaign. Our neighborhoods are tired of the same old business as usual at City Hall. They want new leadership on the City Council to put our neighborhoods first.  I’m running to shake up City Hall, stand up to the downtown special interests and put our neighborhoods first again.”

The poll, conducted last month, surveyed 400 likely voters in District 9, with a margin of error +/- 4.9% with 95% confidence. The entire poll memo is available here. 

Dan Rottenstreich, Gómez campaign consultant, said: “We’re encouraged by these poll results, but we can’t afford to take anything for granted.  We know the downtown special interests and Republicans will stop at nothing to defeat Georgette Gómez and maintain their stranglehold at City Hall. We’re committed to running an aggressive, grassroots campaign to beat back the special interests’ attacks and elect Georgette Gómez to deliver real change for our neighborhoods.”

The poll results come as the Georgette Gómez campaign continues its surging momentum. Late last month, Georgette opened up a fundraising lead over her opponent.  Last week, the San Diego Labor Council, which represents over 120,000 working families in San Diego, endorsed Georgette. 

Georgette Gómez is a community organizer and Director of the Toxic Free Neighborhoods Campaign.  Georgette is endorsed by the San Diego County Democratic Party.

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Georgette Gómez is a community organizer and Associate Director of the Toxic Free Neighborhoods Campaign. A lifelong San Diegan and first generation Mexican-American, Georgette dedicated her career to fighting for underserved communities. As a Nonprofit Executive with the Environmental Health Coalition, Georgette has successfully fought to expand affordable housing, worked with the Port of San Diego to implement new technologies to reduce pollution and create jobs, and advocated for stricter laws on lead paint that threatens our children. A graduate of local public schools and San Diego State, Georgette lives in the City Heights community of Azalea Park.