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

Telephone survey of registered voters within the City of St Petersburg, conducted on June 17th, 2013:

In our June St. Petersburg general city poll, we asked questions about the Pier, the City Council District 2 race, election priorities, and several more questions. The Mayor and City Council both saw their approval ratings drop to their lowest levels ever in our polling. Red light cameras saw their approval go back down slightly after a small rebound in May.

Total people polled: 1524

These results were scientifically weighted by political party, race and age.
Margin of error: 2.5% at a 95% confidence level


Do you think that the city should continue with the Lens Pier project?
    Yes:         26.8%
    No:           62.9%
    Unsure     10.3%

Which of these reasons best describes why you support the Lens Pier project?
(This question was only asked to the 409 respondents that answered "Yes" to the first question)
    It will reflect the strong focus on the arts of our community:   33.6%
    There will be a lot to do out on the new Lens Pier:                 30.0%
    It will reduce the operating subsidy of the Pier:                       10.6%
    It is our only option if we want a municipal pier:                        8.2%
    You simply like the design:                                                      10.5%
    Some other reason:                                                                   7.2%

Which of these reasons best describes why you do not support the Lens Pier project?
(This question was only asked to the 957 respondents that answered "No" to the first question)
    There is no protection from the heat, rain, wind, or cold out on the Lens Pier:   11.5%
    There is not enough to do out on the Lens Pier:                                                 12.6%
    The Lens Pier does not create enough jobs:                                                         9.9%
    The people were not allowed to vote on the future of the pier:                            35.4%
    You simply do not like the design:                                                                       18.5%
    Some other reason:                                                                                             12.1%

Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job?
    Yes:       31.4%
    No:         68.6%

Do you think the city installing red light cameras was a good thing?
    Yes:       41.4%
    No:         58.6%

Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor?
    Yes:       43.9%
    No:         56.1%

If the election for City Council District 2 was held today would you vote for Jim Kennedy or Lorraine Margeson?
    Kennedy:         21.8%
    Margeson:       21.9%
    Undecided:      56.4%

In the coming city election, which is the more important issue, the future of the Pier or job creation?
    Future of the Pier:   27.6%
    Job Creation:          65.9%
    Unsure:                     6.6%



DETAILED DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWNS (non-weighted percentages):



Do you think that the city should continue with the Lens Pier project?   1524 responses
Yes: 26.8%   No: 62.9%   Unsure: 10.3%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   749 responses
      Yes:   29.0%     No:   59.1%   Unsure:   11.9%                            
      Republican Party   447 responses
      Yes:   24.4%     No:   67.3%   Unsure:   8.3%                            
      Independent Voter   328 responses
      Yes:   25.3%     No:   65.2%   Unsure:   9.5%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1083 responses
      Yes:   25.7%     No:   65.8%   Unsure:   8.5%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   317 responses
      Yes:   25.2%     No:   57.4%   Unsure:   17.4%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   21 responses
      Yes:   28.6%     No:   66.7%   Unsure:   4.8%                            
      Hispanic   59 responses
      Yes:   40.7%     No:   47.5%   Unsure:   11.9%                            
      Other or Unknown   36 responses
      Yes:   44.4%     No:   52.8%   Unsure:   2.8%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   694 responses
      Yes:   32.7%     No:   57.3%   Unsure:   9.9%                            
      Female   830 responses
      Yes:   21.9%     No:   67.5%   Unsure:   10.6%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   246 responses
      Yes:   30.1%     No:   60.6%   Unsure:   9.3%                            
      30 to 49   523 responses
      Yes:   33.1%     No:   57.7%   Unsure:   9.2%                            
      50 to 69   518 responses
      Yes:   23.9%     No:   66.2%   Unsure:   9.8%                            
      70 and up   227 responses
      Yes:   15.4%     No:   69.6%   Unsure:   15.0%                            
Which of these reasons best describes why you support the Lens Pier project? It will reflect the strong focus on the arts of our community, There will be a lot to do out on the new Lens Pier, It will reduce the operating subsidy of the Pier, It is our only option if we want a municipal pier, You simply like the design, or some other reason.   409 responses
Reflects the arts: 33.3%   A lot to do: 30.3%   Reduced subsidy: 10.5%   Only option: 8.1%   Like the design: 10.5%   Other: 7.3%                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   217 responses
      Reflects the arts:   36.4%     A lot to do:   30.9%   Reduced subsidy:   9.7%     Only option:   5.5%     Like the design:   10.6%     Other:   6.9%                
      Republican Party   109 responses
      Reflects the arts:   31.2%     A lot to do:   25.7%   Reduced subsidy:   14.7%     Only option:   12.8%     Like the design:   11.9%     Other:   3.7%                
      Independent Voter   83 responses
      Reflects the arts:   27.7%     A lot to do:   34.9%   Reduced subsidy:   7.2%     Only option:   8.4%     Like the design:   8.4%     Other:   13.3%                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   278 responses
      Reflects the arts:   33.5%     A lot to do:   26.3%   Reduced subsidy:   10.4%     Only option:   9.7%     Like the design:   12.9%     Other:   7.2%                
      Black, Not Hispanic   80 responses
      Reflects the arts:   32.5%     A lot to do:   43.8%   Reduced subsidy:   8.8%     Only option:   3.8%     Like the design:   5.0%     Other:   6.2%                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   6 responses
      Reflects the arts:   50.0%     A lot to do:   16.7%   Reduced subsidy:   33.3%     Only option:  0%     Like the design:  0%     Other:  0%                
      Hispanic   24 responses
      Reflects the arts:   25.0%     A lot to do:   41.7%   Reduced subsidy:   16.7%     Only option:   8.3%     Like the design:   8.3%     Other:  0%                
      Other or Unknown   16 responses
      Reflects the arts:   37.5%     A lot to do:   25.0%   Reduced subsidy:   6.2%     Only option:  0%     Like the design:   6.2%     Other:   25.0%                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   227 responses
      Reflects the arts:   31.7%     A lot to do:   28.6%   Reduced subsidy:   11.0%     Only option:   8.4%     Like the design:   14.1%     Other:   6.2%                
      Female   182 responses
      Reflects the arts:   35.2%     A lot to do:   32.4%   Reduced subsidy:   9.9%     Only option:   7.7%     Like the design:   6.0%     Other:   8.8%                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   74 responses
      Reflects the arts:   28.4%     A lot to do:   39.2%   Reduced subsidy:   10.8%     Only option:   6.8%     Like the design:   5.4%     Other:   9.5%                
      30 to 49   173 responses
      Reflects the arts:   29.5%     A lot to do:   33.5%   Reduced subsidy:   8.7%     Only option:   6.9%     Like the design:   11.6%     Other:   9.8%                
      50 to 69   124 responses
      Reflects the arts:   37.9%     A lot to do:   22.6%   Reduced subsidy:   12.9%     Only option:   11.3%     Like the design:   12.1%     Other:   3.2%                
      70 and up   35 responses
      Reflects the arts:   45.7%     A lot to do:   22.9%   Reduced subsidy:   8.6%     Only option:   5.7%     Like the design:   11.4%     Other:   5.7%                
Which of these reasons best describes why you do not support the Lens Pier project? There is no protection from the heat, rain, wind, or cold out on the Lens Pier, There is not enough to do out on the Lens Pier, The Lens Pier does not create enough jobs, The people were not allowed to vote on the future of the pier, You simply do not like the design, or some other reason.   957 responses
No protection: 11.5%   Not enough to do: 12.5%   Not enough jobs: 9.7%   No vote: 35.5%   Do not like the design: 18.6%   Other: 12.1%                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   442 responses
      No protection:   13.3%     Not enough to do:   12.0%   Not enough jobs:   10.2%     No vote:   34.6%     Do not like the design:   19.0%     Other:   10.9%                
      Republican Party   301 responses
      No protection:   10.6%     Not enough to do:   14.3%   Not enough jobs:   8.0%     No vote:   34.2%     Do not like the design:   20.3%     Other:   12.6%                
      Independent Voter   214 responses
      No protection:   8.9%     Not enough to do:   11.2%   Not enough jobs:   11.2%     No vote:   39.3%     Do not like the design:   15.4%     Other:   14.0%                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   712 responses
      No protection:   9.4%     Not enough to do:   11.9%   Not enough jobs:   8.0%     No vote:   37.5%     Do not like the design:   20.5%     Other:   12.6%                
      Black, Not Hispanic   182 responses
      No protection:   20.3%     Not enough to do:   12.6%   Not enough jobs:   14.8%     No vote:   29.7%     Do not like the design:   12.6%     Other:   9.9%                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   14 responses
      No protection:   14.3%     Not enough to do:   7.1%   Not enough jobs:   28.6%     No vote:   21.4%     Do not like the design:   21.4%     Other:   7.1%                
      Hispanic   28 responses
      No protection:   10.7%     Not enough to do:   25.0%   Not enough jobs:   7.1%     No vote:   32.1%     Do not like the design:   10.7%     Other:   14.3%                
      Other or Unknown   19 responses
      No protection:  0%     Not enough to do:   21.1%   Not enough jobs:   15.8%     No vote:   36.8%     Do not like the design:   15.8%     Other:   10.5%                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   397 responses
      No protection:   10.6%     Not enough to do:   15.1%   Not enough jobs:   9.3%     No vote:   36.0%     Do not like the design:   18.1%     Other:   10.8%                
      Female   560 responses
      No protection:   12.1%     Not enough to do:   10.7%   Not enough jobs:   10.0%     No vote:   35.2%     Do not like the design:   18.9%     Other:   13.0%                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   149 responses
      No protection:   8.7%     Not enough to do:   15.4%   Not enough jobs:   10.7%     No vote:   38.9%     Do not like the design:   16.1%     Other:   10.1%                
      30 to 49   301 responses
      No protection:   8.3%     Not enough to do:   15.0%   Not enough jobs:   11.6%     No vote:   32.2%     Do not like the design:   21.9%     Other:   11.0%                
      50 to 69   343 responses
      No protection:   12.8%     Not enough to do:   10.5%   Not enough jobs:   10.5%     No vote:   35.6%     Do not like the design:   17.2%     Other:   13.4%                
      70 and up   158 responses
      No protection:   17.7%     Not enough to do:   8.9%   Not enough jobs:   3.8%     No vote:   37.3%     Do not like the design:   18.4%     Other:   13.9%                
Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job?   1524 responses
Yes: 31.5%   No: 68.5%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   749 responses
      Yes:   36.2%     No:   63.8%                                
      Republican Party   447 responses
      Yes:   29.1%     No:   70.9%                                
      Independent Voter   328 responses
      Yes:   24.1%     No:   75.9%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1083 responses
      Yes:   30.7%     No:   69.3%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   317 responses
      Yes:   32.5%     No:   67.5%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   21 responses
      Yes:   42.9%     No:   57.1%                                
      Hispanic   59 responses
      Yes:   27.1%     No:   72.9%                                
      Other or Unknown   36 responses
      Yes:   38.9%     No:   61.1%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   694 responses
      Yes:   32.1%     No:   67.9%                                
      Female   830 responses
      Yes:   31.0%     No:   69.0%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   246 responses
      Yes:   30.5%     No:   69.5%                                
      30 to 49   523 responses
      Yes:   34.4%     No:   65.6%                                
      50 to 69   518 responses
      Yes:   31.7%     No:   68.3%                                
      70 and up   227 responses
      Yes:   25.1%     No:   74.9%                                
Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor?   1524 responses
Yes: 43.9%   No: 56.1%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   749 responses
      Yes:   42.6%     No:   57.4%                                
      Republican Party   447 responses
      Yes:   49.4%     No:   50.6%                                
      Independent Voter   328 responses
      Yes:   39.3%     No:   60.7%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1083 responses
      Yes:   44.8%     No:   55.2%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   317 responses
      Yes:   40.4%     No:   59.6%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   21 responses
      Yes:   52.4%     No:   47.6%                                
      Hispanic   59 responses
      Yes:   45.8%     No:   54.2%                                
      Other or Unknown   36 responses
      Yes:   38.9%     No:   61.1%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   694 responses
      Yes:   43.2%     No:   56.8%                                
      Female   830 responses
      Yes:   44.5%     No:   55.5%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   246 responses
      Yes:   43.1%     No:   56.9%                                
      30 to 49   523 responses
      Yes:   44.2%     No:   55.8%                                
      50 to 69   518 responses
      Yes:   45.2%     No:   54.8%                                
      70 and up   227 responses
      Yes:   42.3%     No:   57.7%                                
Do you think the city installing red light cameras was a good thing?   1524 responses
Yes: 41.6%   No: 58.4%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   749 responses
      Yes:   42.7%     No:   57.3%                                
      Republican Party   447 responses
      Yes:   43.0%     No:   57.0%                                
      Independent Voter   328 responses
      Yes:   37.2%     No:   62.8%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1083 responses
      Yes:   44.0%     No:   56.0%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   317 responses
      Yes:   34.4%     No:   65.6%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   21 responses
      Yes:   38.1%     No:   61.9%                                
      Hispanic   59 responses
      Yes:   45.8%     No:   54.2%                                
      Other or Unknown   36 responses
      Yes:   30.6%     No:   69.4%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   694 responses
      Yes:   37.8%     No:   62.2%                                
      Female   830 responses
      Yes:   44.8%     No:   55.2%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   246 responses
      Yes:   30.5%     No:   69.5%                                
      30 to 49   523 responses
      Yes:   36.7%     No:   63.3%                                
      50 to 69   518 responses
      Yes:   45.9%     No:   54.1%                                
      70 and up   227 responses
      Yes:   55.5%     No:   44.5%                                
If the election for City Council District 2 was held today would you vote for Jim Kennedy or Lorraine Margeson?   1524 responses
Kennedy: 21.8%   Margeson: 21.8%   Undecided: 56.4%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   749 responses
      Kennedy:   20.7%     Margeson:   24.6%   Undecided:   54.7%                            
      Republican Party   447 responses
      Kennedy:   24.4%     Margeson:   15.7%   Undecided:   60.0%                            
      Independent Voter   328 responses
      Kennedy:   20.7%     Margeson:   23.8%   Undecided:   55.5%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1083 responses
      Kennedy:   23.9%     Margeson:   20.1%   Undecided:   56.0%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   317 responses
      Kennedy:   15.5%     Margeson:   24.9%   Undecided:   59.6%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   21 responses
      Kennedy:   28.6%     Margeson:   28.6%   Undecided:   42.9%                            
      Hispanic   59 responses
      Kennedy:   15.3%     Margeson:   30.5%   Undecided:   54.2%                            
      Other or Unknown   36 responses
      Kennedy:   19.4%     Margeson:   27.8%   Undecided:   52.8%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   694 responses
      Kennedy:   25.9%     Margeson:   19.2%   Undecided:   54.9%                            
      Female   830 responses
      Kennedy:   18.3%     Margeson:   24.0%   Undecided:   57.7%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   246 responses
      Kennedy:   21.5%     Margeson:   26.8%   Undecided:   51.6%                            
      30 to 49   523 responses
      Kennedy:   22.2%     Margeson:   20.3%   Undecided:   57.6%                            
      50 to 69   518 responses
      Kennedy:   21.0%     Margeson:   21.2%   Undecided:   57.7%                            
      70 and up   227 responses
      Kennedy:   22.9%     Margeson:   20.7%   Undecided:   56.4%                            
In the coming city election, which is the more important issue, the future of the Pier or job creation?   1524 responses
Future of the Pier: 27.6%   Job creation: 65.8%   Unsure: 6.6%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   749 responses
      Future of the Pier:   24.0%     Job creation:   69.7%   Unsure:   6.3%                            
      Republican Party   447 responses
      Future of the Pier:   34.2%     Job creation:   59.1%   Unsure:   6.7%                            
      Independent Voter   328 responses
      Future of the Pier:   26.8%     Job creation:   66.2%   Unsure:   7.0%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1083 responses
      Future of the Pier:   32.2%     Job creation:   60.1%   Unsure:   7.7%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   317 responses
      Future of the Pier:   12.0%     Job creation:   84.5%   Unsure:   3.5%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   21 responses
      Future of the Pier:   33.3%     Job creation:   61.9%   Unsure:   4.8%                            
      Hispanic   59 responses
      Future of the Pier:   30.5%     Job creation:   67.8%   Unsure:   1.7%                            
      Other or Unknown   36 responses
      Future of the Pier:   22.2%     Job creation:   66.7%   Unsure:   11.1%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   694 responses
      Future of the Pier:   30.1%     Job creation:   64.0%   Unsure:   5.9%                            
      Female   830 responses
      Future of the Pier:   25.5%     Job creation:   67.3%   Unsure:   7.1%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   246 responses
      Future of the Pier:   23.2%     Job creation:   70.7%   Unsure:   6.1%                            
      30 to 49   523 responses
      Future of the Pier:   25.4%     Job creation:   67.5%   Unsure:   7.1%                            
      50 to 69   518 responses
      Future of the Pier:   30.5%     Job creation:   63.5%   Unsure:   6.0%                            
      70 and up   227 responses
      Future of the Pier:   30.4%     Job creation:   62.1%   Unsure:   7.5%                            
 
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