Anti-Domestic Violence Advocates Release Mirkarimi Robo-Poll

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Published on August 23, 2012 with 12 Comments

A robo-poll of 500 San Franciscans commissioned by anti-domestic violence advocates has been released. The poll claims 61 percent of San Franciscans think suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi should be removed from office.

By Luke Thomas

August 23, 2012

For anyone interested in dissecting the latest poll commissioned by a group of anti-domestic violence advocates, which claims 61 percent of San Francisco registered voters think suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi should be removed from office, you can find it here.

The survey of 500 San Franciscans last week and released Wednesday, was conducted by North Carolina-based company Public Policy Polling at a cost of $2,000, paid for by philanthropist and Democratic Party donor JaMel Perkins, Roselyne “Cissie” Swig, Status of Women Commissioner Andrea Shorter, former Gavin Newsom policy director Joyce Newstat and community activist Janice Mirikitani, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Newstat, who contributed to the Chris Cunnie campaign for sheriff, also contributed to the La Casa De Las Madres anti-Mirkarimi billboard campaign.

The poll was released following an Ethic Commission decision last week which found Mirkarimi guilty on two of six counts of official misconduct.

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Luke Thomas is a former software developer and computer consultant who proudly hails from London, England. In 2001, Thomas took a yearlong sabbatical to travel and develop a photographic portfolio. Upon his return to the US, Thomas studied photojournalism to pursue a career in journalism. In 2004, Thomas worked for several neighborhood newspapers in San Francisco before accepting a partnership agreement with the, a news website formerly covering local, state and national politics. In September 2006, Thomas launched The BBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, New York Times, Der Spiegel, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, 7x7, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Bay Guardian and the San Francisco Weekly, among other publications and news outlets, have published his work. Thomas is a member of the Freelance Unit of the Pacific Media Workers Guild, TNG-CWA Local 39521 and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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