Last year, 65% of likely voters said they had a favorable opinion of Mayor Ed Lee according to the Chronicle. His approval rating has sunk before to 49%, but earlier this year was reported as high as 73% by the Chronicle (in a poll criticized by the Bay Guardian).
Now a SurveyUSA poll commissioned by KPIX 5 shows that Lee has slid to 47% approval, with the same percentage of respondents saying the quality of life in the city is getting worse. That's up from 31% from when the same question was asked asked in 2013. 35% disapprove of Lee and 18% responded they weren't sure.
SurveyUSA interviewed 500 people this month and the margin of error is 4.5%. Respondents found the worst problem in SF to be the cost of owning a home, with housing expenses a widely held concern.
Yes, it's not much of a slump for Lee, but compared to the ridiculous heights of Lee mania, things are decidedly down. Is that what you call a correction?
Anyway, SFist's own highly scientific-ish poll showed Mark Leno, who was totally running against Lee until he definitely wasn't, beating Lee handily. The Chronicle calls another challenger hard to find, but maybe one will turn up if Lee's approval continues in this direction? No polling yet on whether Lee is still "2 Legit."