Hours after a petition to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D) got underway, a new poll revealed that an overwhelming majority of residents want to see him resign.
A poll released by 10News/U-T San Diego on Sunday found that 81 percent said yes to a Filner resignation, while 14 percent said no. Conducted by SurveyUSA, the poll reached 600 people, with a margin of error of 2.5 to 4.3 percent.
As of Thursday, 16 women had come forward accusing Filner of sexual harassment. The latest woman to speak out was Peggy Shannon, a 67-year-old volunteer city worker who claimed Thursday that he repeatedly asked her to rub his hands, go out on dates and made sexually-charged comments.
Several political voices have already called for Filner's resignation, headed by the Democratic Party of San Diego.