St. Petersburg Surveys
 
August 2013 City of St. Petersburg General Survey

Telephone survey of registered voters within the City of St Petersburg, conducted on August 4th, 2013:

In our August St. Petersburg general city poll, we asked questions about the Pier, the race for Mayor, a possible new waterfront preserve, and several more questions. The Mayor saw his approval rating continue to drop to a new lowest level ever in our polling. City Council saw their approval rating rebound from its lowest level in June. Red light cameras saw their approval go down slightly again.

Total people polled: 1133

These results were scientifically weighted by political party, race and age.
Margin of error: 2.9% at a 95% confidence level


If the new Pier ballot question vote were held today, would you vote in favor of the ordinance to cancel the contract with Michael Maltzan to build the Lens Pier?
    Yes:         60.1%
    No:           31.7%
    Unsure:      8.1%

If the election for Mayor of St. Petersburg were held today, would you vote for Kathleen Ford, Bill Foster or Rick Kriseman?
    Ford:              23.9%
    Foster:           32.8%
    Kriseman:      28.7%
    Undecided:    14.6%

Do you think the city installing red light cameras was a good thing?
    Yes:       40.7%
    No:         59.3%

Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job?
    Yes:       37.2%
    No:         62.8%

Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor?
    Yes:       42.8%
    No:         57.2%

Would you support the city using money from the Wiki Wachee fund to buy waterfront property and turn it into a nature preserve?
    Yes:         49.4%
    No:           34.3%
    Unsure:    16.3%

Would you support allowing felons who have served their time being able to vote in city elections?
    Yes:         57.7%
    No:           29.6%
    Unsure:    12.7%



DETAILED DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWNS (non-weighted percentages):



If the new Pier ballot question vote were held today, would you vote in favor of the ordinance to cancel the contract with Michael Maltzan to build the Lens Pier?   1133 responses
Yes: 60.4%   No: 31.6%   Undecided: 8.0%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   578 responses
      Yes:   57.3%     No:   34.1%   Undecided:   8.7%                            
      Republican Party   345 responses
      Yes:   66.7%     No:   27.5%   Undecided:   5.8%                            
      Independent Voter   210 responses
      Yes:   58.6%     No:   31.4%   Undecided:   10.0%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   826 responses
      Yes:   61.7%     No:   30.8%   Undecided:   7.5%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   227 responses
      Yes:   58.1%     No:   33.5%   Undecided:   8.4%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   15 responses
      Yes:   60.0%     No:   20.0%   Undecided:   20.0%                            
      Hispanic   42 responses
      Yes:   54.8%     No:   33.3%   Undecided:   11.9%                            
      Other or Unknown   23 responses
      Yes:   43.5%     No:   47.8%   Undecided:   8.7%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   519 responses
      Yes:   55.3%     No:   36.8%   Undecided:   7.9%                            
      Female   614 responses
      Yes:   64.7%     No:   27.2%   Undecided:   8.1%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   174 responses
      Yes:   48.3%     No:   42.5%   Undecided:   9.2%                            
      30 to 49   392 responses
      Yes:   60.7%     No:   33.4%   Undecided:   5.9%                            
      50 to 69   406 responses
      Yes:   61.1%     No:   30.5%   Undecided:   8.4%                            
      70 and up   161 responses
      Yes:   70.8%     No:   18.0%   Undecided:   11.2%                            
If the election for Mayor of St. Petersburg were held today, would you vote for Kathleen Ford, Bill Foster or Rick Kriseman?   1133 responses
Ford: 23.7%   Foster: 33.0%   Kriseman: 28.9%   Undecided: 14.4%                        
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   578 responses
      Ford:   25.6%     Foster:   26.5%   Kriseman:   34.8%     Undecided:   13.1%                        
      Republican Party   345 responses
      Ford:   19.4%     Foster:   47.2%   Kriseman:   19.7%     Undecided:   13.6%                        
      Independent Voter   210 responses
      Ford:   25.7%     Foster:   27.6%   Kriseman:   27.6%     Undecided:   19.0%                        
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   826 responses
      Ford:   22.3%     Foster:   33.8%   Kriseman:   30.5%     Undecided:   13.4%                        
      Black, Not Hispanic   227 responses
      Ford:   29.5%     Foster:   30.0%   Kriseman:   26.0%     Undecided:   14.5%                        
      Asian or Pacific Islander   15 responses
      Ford:   33.3%     Foster:  0%   Kriseman:   33.3%     Undecided:   33.3%                        
      Hispanic   42 responses
      Ford:   16.7%     Foster:   40.5%   Kriseman:   21.4%     Undecided:   21.4%                        
      Other or Unknown   23 responses
      Ford:   26.1%     Foster:   43.5%   Kriseman:   8.7%     Undecided:   21.7%                        
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   519 responses
      Ford:   23.5%     Foster:   36.0%   Kriseman:   27.6%     Undecided:   12.9%                        
      Female   614 responses
      Ford:   23.9%     Foster:   30.5%   Kriseman:   30.0%     Undecided:   15.6%                        
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   174 responses
      Ford:   27.0%     Foster:   33.3%   Kriseman:   24.1%     Undecided:   15.5%                        
      30 to 49   392 responses
      Ford:   22.4%     Foster:   32.4%   Kriseman:   25.5%     Undecided:   19.6%                        
      50 to 69   406 responses
      Ford:   22.9%     Foster:   33.7%   Kriseman:   33.5%     Undecided:   9.9%                        
      70 and up   161 responses
      Ford:   25.5%     Foster:   32.3%   Kriseman:   30.4%     Undecided:   11.8%                        
Do you think the city installing red light cameras was a good thing?   1133 responses
Yes: 40.8%   No: 59.2%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   578 responses
      Yes:   41.3%     No:   58.7%                                
      Republican Party   345 responses
      Yes:   38.6%     No:   61.4%                                
      Independent Voter   210 responses
      Yes:   42.9%     No:   57.1%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   826 responses
      Yes:   43.3%     No:   56.7%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   227 responses
      Yes:   32.6%     No:   67.4%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   15 responses
      Yes:   46.7%     No:   53.3%                                
      Hispanic   42 responses
      Yes:   38.1%     No:   61.9%                                
      Other or Unknown   23 responses
      Yes:   30.4%     No:   69.6%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   519 responses
      Yes:   37.0%     No:   63.0%                                
      Female   614 responses
      Yes:   44.0%     No:   56.0%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   174 responses
      Yes:   32.8%     No:   67.2%                                
      30 to 49   392 responses
      Yes:   33.4%     No:   66.6%                                
      50 to 69   406 responses
      Yes:   42.4%     No:   57.6%                                
      70 and up   161 responses
      Yes:   63.4%     No:   36.6%                                
Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job?   1133 responses
Yes: 37.2%   No: 62.8%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   578 responses
      Yes:   36.9%     No:   63.1%                                
      Republican Party   345 responses
      Yes:   37.4%     No:   62.6%                                
      Independent Voter   210 responses
      Yes:   38.1%     No:   61.9%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   826 responses
      Yes:   37.8%     No:   62.2%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   227 responses
      Yes:   35.2%     No:   64.8%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   15 responses
      Yes:   33.3%     No:   66.7%                                
      Hispanic   42 responses
      Yes:   42.9%     No:   57.1%                                
      Other or Unknown   23 responses
      Yes:   30.4%     No:   69.6%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   519 responses
      Yes:   37.2%     No:   62.8%                                
      Female   614 responses
      Yes:   37.3%     No:   62.7%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   174 responses
      Yes:   39.1%     No:   60.9%                                
      30 to 49   392 responses
      Yes:   32.7%     No:   67.3%                                
      50 to 69   406 responses
      Yes:   38.9%     No:   61.1%                                
      70 and up   161 responses
      Yes:   42.2%     No:   57.8%                                
Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor?   1133 responses
Yes: 42.9%   No: 57.1%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   578 responses
      Yes:   37.0%     No:   63.0%                                
      Republican Party   345 responses
      Yes:   55.4%     No:   44.6%                                
      Independent Voter   210 responses
      Yes:   38.6%     No:   61.4%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   826 responses
      Yes:   44.1%     No:   55.9%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   227 responses
      Yes:   37.0%     No:   63.0%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   15 responses
      Yes:   33.3%     No:   66.7%                                
      Hispanic   42 responses
      Yes:   52.4%     No:   47.6%                                
      Other or Unknown   23 responses
      Yes:   47.8%     No:   52.2%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   519 responses
      Yes:   43.2%     No:   56.8%                                
      Female   614 responses
      Yes:   42.7%     No:   57.3%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   174 responses
      Yes:   45.4%     No:   54.6%                                
      30 to 49   392 responses
      Yes:   42.3%     No:   57.7%                                
      50 to 69   406 responses
      Yes:   41.1%     No:   58.9%                                
      70 and up   161 responses
      Yes:   46.0%     No:   54.0%                                
Would you support the city using money from the Wiki Wachee fund to buy waterfront property and turn it into a nature preserve?   1133 responses
Yes: 49.3%   No: 34.2%   Unsure: 16.4%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   578 responses
      Yes:   49.7%     No:   33.6%   Unsure:   16.8%                            
      Republican Party   345 responses
      Yes:   45.5%     No:   36.5%   Unsure:   18.0%                            
      Independent Voter   210 responses
      Yes:   54.8%     No:   32.4%   Unsure:   12.9%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   826 responses
      Yes:   52.2%     No:   30.1%   Unsure:   17.7%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   227 responses
      Yes:   38.8%     No:   48.5%   Unsure:   12.8%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   15 responses
      Yes:   40.0%     No:   33.3%   Unsure:   26.7%                            
      Hispanic   42 responses
      Yes:   61.9%     No:   28.6%   Unsure:   9.5%                            
      Other or Unknown   23 responses
      Yes:   34.8%     No:   52.2%   Unsure:   13.0%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   519 responses
      Yes:   52.0%     No:   34.1%   Unsure:   13.9%                            
      Female   614 responses
      Yes:   47.1%     No:   34.4%   Unsure:   18.6%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   174 responses
      Yes:   55.7%     No:   30.5%   Unsure:   13.8%                            
      30 to 49   392 responses
      Yes:   49.5%     No:   33.2%   Unsure:   17.3%                            
      50 to 69   406 responses
      Yes:   53.2%     No:   30.8%   Unsure:   16.0%                            
      70 and up   161 responses
      Yes:   32.3%     No:   49.7%   Unsure:   18.0%                            
Would you support allowing felons who have served their time being able to vote in city elections?   1133 responses
Yes: 57.5%   No: 29.7%   Unsure: 12.7%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   578 responses
      Yes:   67.5%     No:   20.2%   Unsure:   12.3%                            
      Republican Party   345 responses
      Yes:   40.9%     No:   45.2%   Unsure:   13.9%                            
      Independent Voter   210 responses
      Yes:   57.6%     No:   30.5%   Unsure:   11.9%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   826 responses
      Yes:   53.3%     No:   33.8%   Unsure:   13.0%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   227 responses
      Yes:   73.6%     No:   15.0%   Unsure:   11.5%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   15 responses
      Yes:   40.0%     No:   33.3%   Unsure:   26.7%                            
      Hispanic   42 responses
      Yes:   54.8%     No:   35.7%   Unsure:   9.5%                            
      Other or Unknown   23 responses
      Yes:   69.6%     No:   17.4%   Unsure:   13.0%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   519 responses
      Yes:   56.8%     No:   30.8%   Unsure:   12.3%                            
      Female   614 responses
      Yes:   58.1%     No:   28.8%   Unsure:   13.0%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   174 responses
      Yes:   64.9%     No:   21.8%   Unsure:   13.2%                            
      30 to 49   392 responses
      Yes:   61.0%     No:   26.8%   Unsure:   12.2%                            
      50 to 69   406 responses
      Yes:   56.4%     No:   31.5%   Unsure:   12.1%                            
      70 and up   161 responses
      Yes:   44.1%     No:   41.0%   Unsure:   14.9%                            
 
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