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San Diego 2nd most popular city in poll; mayor says "Stay classy."

A nationwide Harris Poll has found San Diego the second most popular city in the country.

For most cities that would bestow bragging rights. But San Diego thinks of itself as America's Finest City, a civic description from the early 1970s.

"That poll must have been rigged, otherwise we would have come in first," Mayor Jerry Sanders said in a statement released Thursday by his office, which added, "Stay classy, San Diego."

The latter is a tagline from the 2004 movie "Anchorman" with Will Farrell as a fictional yet realistic TV anchor in San Diego.

For the record: The Harris Poll found New York the most popular city (and also the least popular).

-- Tony Perry in San Diego



Comments () | Archives (4)

I would vote Los Angeles the least popular city -- mostly because of the quality of its leading newspaper, and secondly because it is a sanctuary city.

I spend so much time down in San Diego that I consider it my second home. I know why the county keeps me going back. The people are very friendly and sincere. The older volunteers genuinely care for their county as seen in their demeanor at all the events I attend. All the county needs is a strong industrial base, and it has it all...

New York is fabulous, but overrated. San Diego is underrated.

I love San Diego most because of Jim Bell, a dedicated environmentalist who tirelessly in behalf of maintaining a clean safe environment for San Diego residents.


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