CBS 5 Poll: San Franciscans Tell Mirkarimi To Resign As Sheriff

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — A majority of San Franciscans believe Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi should resign from office following his guilty plea earlier this week to a lesser charge of false imprisonment stemming from a domestic violence incident with his wife, according to a new KPIX-TV CBS 5 poll.

The poll found 61 percent of city residents surveyed want Mirkarimi to leave office, while only 21 percent think he should remain sheriff.

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If he doesn’t step down on his own, another clear majority (58 percent) of San Franciscans said they think city leaders should take steps to remove Mirkarimi from office.

Other poll findings showed half of the city’s residents (50 percent) felt Mirkarimi’s sentence of probation – coupled with a fine and community service plus domestic violence classes – was too lenient, and nearly half (49 percent) felt prosecutors were wrong to offer Mirkarimi a plea bargain in the case.

The CBS 5 poll was conducted Tuesday by the firm SurveyUSA, which sampled 408 adults living in the city, and has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 4.9 percent.

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  1. cwf says:

    If he has any dignity at all, he should resign now!

  2. Ron G says:

    The instant he stated that his situation was a “private family matter,” it was clear he was not qualified to be a law enforcement officer.

  3. Nickyboy says:

    HE needs to go. Ahhh what does it matter. I have no faith in San Francisco to do the right thing anymore

  4. nel says:

    WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? ARE YOU KIDDING US. HE AS NO PLACE IN THIS TYPE OF WORK ENVIOMENT. hE SHOULD BE FIRED, NO SPECIAL TREATMENT HERE. THIS IS WAY WE THE PEOPLE HAVE NO RESPECT FOR SHERIFFS, OR ANYONE WHO WORKS IN TYPE OF JOB. NO JOB, NO GUN AND PROBATION FOR 3 YRS. MINIMUN. EVERYONE SHOULD BE TREATED AND JUDGE EQUALLY.

  5. La Sombra Negra says:

    Nel,, Mirkarimi is NOT a real Law Enforcement Officer,,he has no business being Sheriff! He is a raging Leftinista that has no business running the SO. He has hated the police since day one. He was put into office by a narrow majority of SF liberals to infiltrate the Sheriff’s Office and put into effect the policies they want. You sound like you have issues with the police and would be an ideal and typical backer of Mirkarimi. Disappointed? Good!

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