An overwhelming number of San Francisco residents are fleeing their liberal paradise as they find it increasingly overwhelmed by criminal activities and homelessness. A new poll finds that nearly half of residents say they want to leave. While this is not immediately possible for everyone given individual circumstances, the fact that they want to pack their bags and runs says a lot about the Democrat-run city nestled in one of the most heavily Democrat-influenced states.
TheBlaze reports that a poll released by the city’s Chamber of Commerce reveals a whopping 40 percent of residents want to turn tail and run:
A new poll released by the city’s Chamber of Commerce found that a whopping 40% of residents are planning to leave the city over the next few years due to a rapidly deteriorating quality of life.
Among the greatest concerns for residents are rampant crime and homelessness, the poll found. Residents don’t feel safe in the city and don’t trust local officials to make any positive changes.
“For the second year in a row, 70% of residents feel that the quality of life in San Francisco has declined,” the chamber wrote in a news release about the survey. “Considered in light of the pandemic, these views are somewhat unsurprising. However, what stands out in the polling results is the strikingly high and consistent number of respondents who now view homeless and crime as the leading problems facing the City.
“Roughly 88% see homelessness as having worsened in recent years, and an overwhelming 80% see addressing this homelessness crisis as a high priority,” the chamber noted.
Though liberal politicians want to “defund the police,” 76 percent of residents in this leftist stronghold say they want to see an increase in police presence — particularly in high-crime neighborhoods.
“There’s nothing worse than seeing such a beautiful place in such disarray, and I really thought I was going to be sad when the movers loaded up the last container on Saturday, and I have never been more relieved,” a former resident who escaped told KPIX-TV.
“I honestly think in the last three years, we’ve seen a massive decline in the quality of life, and that was only enhanced over COVID,” she says. “The homelessness has been a severe problem, people are not feeling safe walking their dog … the number of break-ins seems to be constantly on the rise.”
“I think safety is a huge concern, even two years ago when I initially moved back to the city, I never viewed certain neighborhoods as necessarily unsafe,” a current resident of San Francisco says, recalling a time a homeless man attacked him and hurled slurs at him.
Liberal-run cities are the absolute worst — and even those who champion left-wing causes are beginning to see it.