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A new poll suggests the majority of San Francisco Bay Area residents are unhappy with life in the Liberal stronghold and want to leave soon, with 56% of those polled saying they plan to leave in “the next few months. years “.

According to SFGate, the poll, conducted among 1,610 registered voters in five Bay Area counties by Joint Venture Silicon Valley for the Bay Area News Group, found:

A shocking 71% of respondents said the quality of life in the Greater Bay Area is worse now than five years ago. Fifty-six percent of respondents said they plan to leave within the next five years, including 53 percent of respondents who work in the tech industry.

Russell Hancock, President and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley.

Indeed, an overwhelming majority of those surveyed said that the high costs of housing (77%) and the cost of living (84%) spurred their desire to seek greener pastures. Homelessness, wildfires and drought were also issues that respondents considered when considering the decision to leave the Bay Area.

The strong desire to leave came despite the fact that two-thirds of those polled said they felt a strong sense of belonging to the Bay Area. More optimistic, only 52% of those polled thought the region was going in the wrong direction, just less than the 48% who felt it was going in the right direction.

The margin of error in the survey was 2.8%.

56% of San Francisco Bay Area Residents Plan to Move in “Next Years”

Rectangles are painted on the ground to encourage homeless people to maintain social distancing at a city-sanctioned homeless encampment across from City Hall in San Francisco, Calif., May 22, 2020, in the middle of the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP via Getty Images)

Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that his company would be the last to move its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Texas, although the company would retain major operations in the former Golden State.

And Walgreens closed five other retail stores in the area, a move prompted by a spate of shoplifting after California voters passed Proposition 47 in 2014, which resulted in the theft of valuable items. less than $ 950 a misdemeanor.

The Bay Area is home to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who represents San Francisco itself, as well as a number of other far-left leaders, who continue to be re-elected despite frustration from the voters.

Governor Gavin Newsom (R), the former mayor of San Francisco, enjoyed his biggest support in the Bay Area in last month’s recall election, winning about 80% of the vote.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent eBook Ni Free ni Fair: The 2020 US Presidential Election. His latest book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni scholarship recipient. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.