Posted on December 15, 2004
An exit poll commissioned by the City and carried out by the Public Research Institute at San Francisco State University indicates that a large majority understands and prefers the newly-instituted IRV election system. Some key figures:
- Only 13% of respondents would like to go back to the old two-round runoff system.
- 87% said that they understood instant runoff voting.
- No more than 23% of any one racial and ethnic group reported not understanding IRV--despite the fact that a big turnout presidential race brings out a lot of new voters and people who skip over races for the Board of Supervisors.