St. Petersburg Surveys
 
August 2012 City of St. Petersburg General Survey

Telephone survey of registered voters within the City of St Petersburg, conducted on August 4th, 2012:

In our early August St. Petersburg general city poll, we asked about a the Lens pier, support for the Republican National Convention pre-party at Tropicana field and the police chase policy. The Mayor and City Council both saw their approval ratings go down significantly, this poll was taken just two days after city council voted to reject the vote-on-the-pier referendum petitions. Red light cameras saw their approval go up slightly.

Total people polled: 2422

These results were scientifically weighted by political party, race, gender and age.


If the costs were the same, would your rather renovate the inverted pyramid pier or build the new Lens pier?
Renovate the inverted pyramid pier: 68.0%
Build the new Lens pier: 32.0%

Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor?
Yes: 51.7%
No: 48.3%

Do you think the city installing red light cameras was a good thing?
Yes: 51.9%
No: 48.1%

Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job?
Yes: 42.7%
No: 57.3%

Do you support the Republican National Convention kick-off party that will be hosted in St Petersburg on August 26th at Tropicana field?
Yes: 49.3%
No: 50.7%

Do you support the current police chase policy or do you think it should be changed?
Support the current policy: 52.0%
Think it should be changed: 48.0%



DETAILED DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWNS (non-weighted percentages):

If the costs were the same, would your rather renovate the inverted pyramid pier or build the new Lens pier? 2422 responses
Renovate the inverted pyramid pier: 68.2% Build the new Lens pier: 31.8%
Political Party Breakdown:
Democratic Party 1156 responses
Renovate the inverted pyramid pier: 67.3% Build the new Lens pier: 32.7%
Republican Party 652 responses
Renovate the inverted pyramid pier: 72.7% Build the new Lens pier: 27.3%
Independent Voter 614 responses
Renovate the inverted pyramid pier: 65.0% Build the new Lens pier: 35.0%
Race Breakdown:
White, Not Hispanic 1830 responses
Renovate the inverted pyramid pier: 69.1% Build the new Lens pier: 30.9%
Black, Not Hispanic 419 responses
Renovate the inverted pyramid pier: 65.9% Build the new Lens pier: 34.1%
Asian or Pacific Islander 24 responses
Renovate the inverted pyramid pier: 50.0% Build the new Lens pier: 50.0%
Other or Unknown 58 responses
Renovate the inverted pyramid pier: 69.0% Build the new Lens pier: 31.0%
Gender Breakdown:
Male 1143 responses
Renovate the inverted pyramid pier: 64.2% Build the new Lens pier: 35.8%
Female 1257 responses
Renovate the inverted pyramid pier: 71.8% Build the new Lens pier: 28.2%
Age Breakdown:
18 to 29 372 responses
Renovate the inverted pyramid pier: 65.1% Build the new Lens pier: 34.9%
30 to 49 705 responses
Renovate the inverted pyramid pier: 60.3% Build the new Lens pier: 39.7%
50 to 69 882 responses
Renovate the inverted pyramid pier: 71.5% Build the new Lens pier: 28.5%
70 and up 458 responses
Renovate the inverted pyramid pier: 76.2% Build the new Lens pier: 23.8%
Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor? 2081 responses
Yes: 51.5% No: 48.5%
Political Party Breakdown:
Democratic Party 1003 responses
Yes: 47.6% No: 52.4%
Republican Party 559 responses
Yes: 55.6% No: 44.4%
Independent Voter 519 responses
Yes: 54.7% No: 45.3%
Race Breakdown:
White, Not Hispanic 1581 responses
Yes: 51.8% No: 48.2%
Black, Not Hispanic 361 responses
Yes: 49.6% No: 50.4%
Asian or Pacific Islander 18 responses
Yes: 61.1% No: 38.9%
Other or Unknown 46 responses
Yes: 41.3% No: 58.7%
Gender Breakdown:
Male 989 responses
Yes: 50.3% No: 49.7%
Female 1074 responses
Yes: 53.0% No: 47.0%
Age Breakdown:
18 to 29 304 responses
Yes: 55.6% No: 44.4%
30 to 49 594 responses
Yes: 53.9% No: 46.1%
50 to 69 787 responses
Yes: 50.1% No: 49.9%
70 and up 392 responses
Yes: 47.4% No: 52.6%
Do you think the city installing red light cameras was a good thing? 2046 responses
Yes: 52.2% No: 47.8%
Political Party Breakdown:
Democratic Party 985 responses
Yes: 52.6% No: 47.4%
Republican Party 549 responses
Yes: 55.6% No: 44.4%
Independent Voter 512 responses
Yes: 47.9% No: 52.1%
Race Breakdown:
White, Not Hispanic 1559 responses
Yes: 54.7% No: 45.3%
Black, Not Hispanic 350 responses
Yes: 44.0% No: 56.0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 18 responses
Yes: 72.2% No: 27.8%
Other or Unknown 46 responses
Yes: 39.1% No: 60.9%
Gender Breakdown:
Male 976 responses
Yes: 46.1% No: 53.9%
Female 1052 responses
Yes: 58.0% No: 42.0%
Age Breakdown:
18 to 29 298 responses
Yes: 38.6% No: 61.4%
30 to 49 587 responses
Yes: 41.2% No: 58.8%
50 to 69 771 responses
Yes: 57.3% No: 42.7%
70 and up 386 responses
Yes: 69.2% No: 30.8%
Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job? 2003 responses
Yes: 42.7% No: 57.3%
Political Party Breakdown:
Democratic Party 964 responses
Yes: 45.6% No: 54.4%
Republican Party 537 responses
Yes: 38.7% No: 61.3%
Independent Voter 502 responses
Yes: 41.2% No: 58.8%
Race Breakdown:
White, Not Hispanic 1532 responses
Yes: 40.6% No: 59.4%
Black, Not Hispanic 339 responses
Yes: 51.9% No: 48.1%
Asian or Pacific Islander 16 responses
Yes: 31.2% No: 68.8%
Other or Unknown 45 responses
Yes: 48.9% No: 51.1%
Gender Breakdown:
Male 960 responses
Yes: 38.2% No: 61.8%
Female 1026 responses
Yes: 46.8% No: 53.2%
Age Breakdown:
18 to 29 292 responses
Yes: 45.2% No: 54.8%
30 to 49 574 responses
Yes: 43.9% No: 56.1%
50 to 69 756 responses
Yes: 40.1% No: 59.9%
70 and up 377 responses
Yes: 44.0% No: 56.0%
Do you support the Republican National Convention kick-off party that will be hosted in St Petersburg on August 26th at Tropicana field? 1959 responses
Yes: 49.2% No: 50.8%
Political Party Breakdown:
Democratic Party 940 responses
Yes: 35.1% No: 64.9%
Republican Party 531 responses
Yes: 74.8% No: 25.2%
Independent Voter 488 responses
Yes: 48.6% No: 51.4%
Race Breakdown:
White, Not Hispanic 1505 responses
Yes: 52.4% No: 47.6%
Black, Not Hispanic 326 responses
Yes: 34.0% No: 66.0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 15 responses
Yes: 40.0% No: 60.0%
Other or Unknown 43 responses
Yes: 46.5% No: 53.5%
Gender Breakdown:
Male 936 responses
Yes: 49.9% No: 50.1%
Female 1006 responses
Yes: 48.8% No: 51.2%
Age Breakdown:
18 to 29 287 responses
Yes: 46.3% No: 53.7%
30 to 49 560 responses
Yes: 50.7% No: 49.3%
50 to 69 740 responses
Yes: 48.2% No: 51.8%
70 and up 369 responses
Yes: 51.2% No: 48.8%
Do you support the current police chase policy or do you think it should be changed? 1890 responses
Support the current policy: 52.1% Think it should be changed: 47.9%
Political Party Breakdown:
Democratic Party 908 responses
Support the current policy: 42.7% Think it should be changed: 57.3%
Republican Party 515 responses
Support the current policy: 64.3% Think it should be changed: 35.7%
Independent Voter 467 responses
Support the current policy: 56.7% Think it should be changed: 43.3%
Race Breakdown:
White, Not Hispanic 1451 responses
Support the current policy: 57.3% Think it should be changed: 42.7%
Black, Not Hispanic 314 responses
Support the current policy: 32.2% Think it should be changed: 67.8%
Asian or Pacific Islander 15 responses
Support the current policy: 53.3% Think it should be changed: 46.7%
Other or Unknown 41 responses
Support the current policy: 41.5% Think it should be changed: 58.5%
Gender Breakdown:
Male 912 responses
Support the current policy: 52.9% Think it should be changed: 47.1%
Female 961 responses
Support the current policy: 51.5% Think it should be changed: 48.5%
Age Breakdown:
18 to 29 275 responses
Support the current policy: 48.0% Think it should be changed: 52.0%
30 to 49 536 responses
Support the current policy: 52.4% Think it should be changed: 47.6%
50 to 69 715 responses
Support the current policy: 51.2% Think it should be changed: 48.8%
70 and up 361 responses
Support the current policy: 56.5% Think it should be changed: 43.5%
 
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