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

Telephone survey of registered voters within the City of St Petersburg, conducted on November 12th, 2012:

In our November St. Petersburg general city poll, we asked about a registry of foreclosed homes, sign spinners, financing for a new Rays stadium and several more questions. The Mayor and City Council both saw their approval ratings continue to rebound after their drop in August. Red light cameras saw their approval go down to its lowest level since we started doing these polls.

Total people polled: 1424

These results were scientifically weighted by political party, race and age.
Margin of error: 2.6% at a 95% confidence level


Do you support the creation of a registry of foreclosed homes by the city?
    Yes:       44.4%
    No:         22.5%
    Unsure:  33.1%

Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor?
    Yes:       55.6%
    No:         44.4%

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

Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job?
    Yes:       50.3%
    No:         49.7%

Would you support the city banning people from waving business signs along busy streets?
    Yes:       32.0%
    No:         56.7%
    Unsure:  11.3%

Would you support the city taking out loans to help build a new Rays baseball stadium?
    Yes:       24.9%
    No:         69.5%
    Unsure:    5.5%



DETAILED DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWNS (non-weighted percentages):



Do you support the creation of a registry of foreclosed homes by the city?   1424 responses
Yes: 44.3%   No: 22.5%   Unsure: 33.1%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   698 responses
      Yes:   43.0%     No:   22.1%   Unsure:   35.0%                            
      Republican Party   445 responses
      Yes:   47.0%     No:   22.9%   Unsure:   30.1%                            
      Independent Voter   281 responses
      Yes:   43.4%     No:   23.1%   Unsure:   33.5%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1036 responses
      Yes:   45.6%     No:   22.5%   Unsure:   31.9%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   293 responses
      Yes:   40.3%     No:   21.8%   Unsure:   37.9%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   13 responses
      Yes:   53.8%     No:   15.4%   Unsure:   30.8%                            
      Hispanic   46 responses
      Yes:   47.8%     No:   28.3%   Unsure:   23.9%                            
      Other or Unknown   29 responses
      Yes:   27.6%     No:   27.6%   Unsure:   44.8%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   671 responses
      Yes:   51.1%     No:   20.7%   Unsure:   28.2%                            
      Female   753 responses
      Yes:   38.2%     No:   24.2%   Unsure:   37.6%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   215 responses
      Yes:   47.0%     No:   21.4%   Unsure:   31.6%                            
      30 to 49   480 responses
      Yes:   50.0%     No:   20.8%   Unsure:   29.2%                            
      50 to 69   497 responses
      Yes:   44.3%     No:   25.4%   Unsure:   30.4%                            
      70 and up   227 responses
      Yes:   30.4%     No:   21.6%   Unsure:   48.0%                            
Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor?   1424 responses
Yes: 55.6%   No: 44.4%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   698 responses
      Yes:   52.1%     No:   47.9%                                
      Republican Party   445 responses
      Yes:   61.6%     No:   38.4%                                
      Independent Voter   281 responses
      Yes:   54.8%     No:   45.2%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1036 responses
      Yes:   56.5%     No:   43.5%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   293 responses
      Yes:   54.6%     No:   45.4%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   13 responses
      Yes:   53.8%     No:   46.2%                                
      Hispanic   46 responses
      Yes:   47.8%     No:   52.2%                                
      Other or Unknown   29 responses
      Yes:   51.7%     No:   48.3%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   671 responses
      Yes:   55.4%     No:   44.6%                                
      Female   753 responses
      Yes:   55.8%     No:   44.2%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   215 responses
      Yes:   53.5%     No:   46.5%                                
      30 to 49   480 responses
      Yes:   59.0%     No:   41.0%                                
      50 to 69   497 responses
      Yes:   53.7%     No:   46.3%                                
      70 and up   227 responses
      Yes:   55.5%     No:   44.5%                                
Do you think the city installing red light cameras was a good thing?   1424 responses
Yes: 48.2%   No: 51.8%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   698 responses
      Yes:   48.1%     No:   51.9%                                
      Republican Party   445 responses
      Yes:   49.0%     No:   51.0%                                
      Independent Voter   281 responses
      Yes:   47.0%     No:   53.0%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1036 responses
      Yes:   50.0%     No:   50.0%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   293 responses
      Yes:   42.3%     No:   57.7%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   13 responses
      Yes:   46.2%     No:   53.8%                                
      Hispanic   46 responses
      Yes:   50.0%     No:   50.0%                                
      Other or Unknown   29 responses
      Yes:   48.3%     No:   51.7%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   671 responses
      Yes:   43.7%     No:   56.3%                                
      Female   753 responses
      Yes:   52.2%     No:   47.8%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   215 responses
      Yes:   37.2%     No:   62.8%                                
      30 to 49   480 responses
      Yes:   45.0%     No:   55.0%                                
      50 to 69   497 responses
      Yes:   49.7%     No:   50.3%                                
      70 and up   227 responses
      Yes:   62.6%     No:   37.4%                                
Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job?   1424 responses
Yes: 50.4%   No: 49.6%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   698 responses
      Yes:   54.3%     No:   45.7%                                
      Republican Party   445 responses
      Yes:   44.7%     No:   55.3%                                
      Independent Voter   281 responses
      Yes:   49.5%     No:   50.5%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1036 responses
      Yes:   47.6%     No:   52.4%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   293 responses
      Yes:   60.4%     No:   39.6%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   13 responses
      Yes:   53.8%     No:   46.2%                                
      Hispanic   46 responses
      Yes:   50.0%     No:   50.0%                                
      Other or Unknown   29 responses
      Yes:   37.9%     No:   62.1%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   671 responses
      Yes:   47.7%     No:   52.3%                                
      Female   753 responses
      Yes:   52.7%     No:   47.3%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   215 responses
      Yes:   51.6%     No:   48.4%                                
      30 to 49   480 responses
      Yes:   52.9%     No:   47.1%                                
      50 to 69   497 responses
      Yes:   48.3%     No:   51.7%                                
      70 and up   227 responses
      Yes:   48.9%     No:   51.1%                                
Would you support the city banning people from waving business signs along busy streets?   1424 responses
Yes: 35.9%   No: 52.8%   Unsure: 11.3%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   698 responses
      Yes:   32.8%     No:   55.6%   Unsure:   11.6%                            
      Republican Party   445 responses
      Yes:   37.5%     No:   52.4%   Unsure:   10.1%                            
      Independent Voter   281 responses
      Yes:   40.9%     No:   46.6%   Unsure:   12.5%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1036 responses
      Yes:   37.1%     No:   52.2%   Unsure:   10.7%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   293 responses
      Yes:   31.7%     No:   55.6%   Unsure:   12.6%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   13 responses
      Yes:   46.2%     No:   38.5%   Unsure:   15.4%                            
      Hispanic   46 responses
      Yes:   41.3%     No:   43.5%   Unsure:   15.2%                            
      Other or Unknown   29 responses
      Yes:   24.1%     No:   65.5%   Unsure:   10.3%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   671 responses
      Yes:   36.5%     No:   54.7%   Unsure:   8.8%                            
      Female   753 responses
      Yes:   35.3%     No:   51.1%   Unsure:   13.5%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   215 responses
      Yes:   33.0%     No:   56.3%   Unsure:   10.7%                            
      30 to 49   480 responses
      Yes:   35.8%     No:   53.8%   Unsure:   10.4%                            
      50 to 69   497 responses
      Yes:   36.8%     No:   52.7%   Unsure:   10.5%                            
      70 and up   227 responses
      Yes:   37.0%     No:   48.5%   Unsure:   14.5%                            
Would you support the city taking out loans to help build a new Rays baseball stadium?   1424 responses
Yes: 25.0%   No: 69.4%   Unsure: 5.6%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   698 responses
      Yes:   25.2%     No:   68.9%   Unsure:   5.9%                            
      Republican Party   445 responses
      Yes:   27.2%     No:   67.4%   Unsure:   5.4%                            
      Independent Voter   281 responses
      Yes:   21.0%     No:   73.7%   Unsure:   5.3%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1036 responses
      Yes:   26.1%     No:   68.8%   Unsure:   5.1%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   293 responses
      Yes:   22.5%     No:   69.3%   Unsure:   8.2%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   13 responses
      Yes:   23.1%     No:   76.9%   Unsure:  0%                            
      Hispanic   46 responses
      Yes:   28.3%     No:   69.6%   Unsure:   2.2%                            
      Other or Unknown   29 responses
      Yes:   10.3%     No:   82.8%   Unsure:   6.9%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   671 responses
      Yes:   29.2%     No:   65.9%   Unsure:   4.9%                            
      Female   753 responses
      Yes:   21.2%     No:   72.5%   Unsure:   6.2%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   215 responses
      Yes:   32.6%     No:   63.7%   Unsure:   3.7%                            
      30 to 49   480 responses
      Yes:   26.7%     No:   67.1%   Unsure:   6.2%                            
      50 to 69   497 responses
      Yes:   22.9%     No:   72.4%   Unsure:   4.6%                            
      70 and up   227 responses
      Yes:   19.4%     No:   72.2%   Unsure:   8.4%                            
 
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