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

Telephone survey of registered voters within the City of St Petersburg, conducted on March 16th, 2013:

In our March St. Petersburg general city poll, we asked questions about the plans for a new police station, moving buses from Williams Park, a potential match-up for this year's race for Mayor, and several more questions. The Mayor and Red light cameras both saw their approval ratings drop to their lowest levels ever in our polling. City Council saw their approval rebound slightly after reaching their lowest point in February.

Total people polled: 1319

These results were scientifically weighted by political party, race and age.
Margin of error: 2.7% at a 95% confidence level


Do you support the newly scaled-back plans to build a new police headquarters?
    Yes:       46.0%
    No:         33.4%
    Unsure:   20.7%

Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor?
    Yes:       48.1%
    No:         51.9%

Do you think the city installing red light cameras was a good thing?
    Yes:       39.4%
    No:         60.6%

Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job?
    Yes:       41.0%
    No:         59.0%

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of City Council District 6 Councilman Karl Nurse?
    Favorable:       28.8%
    Unfavorable:    25.5%
    Unsure:          45.7%

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of City Council District 2 Councilman Jim Kennedy
    Favorable:       22.6%
    Unfavorable:    24.2%
    Unsure:          53.2%

Do you think that the downtown bus hub should be moved away from Williams park?
    Yes:       40.2%
    No:         47.0%
    Unsure:  12.8%

In a hypothetical match-up for this year's race for Mayor, who would you vote for: Leslie Curran, Jeff Danner, Bill Foster or Rick Kriseman?
    Curran:       17.7%
    Danner:        5.9%
    Foster:        29.5%
    Kriseman:   16.1%
    Undecided:  30.7%



DETAILED DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWNS (non-weighted percentages):



Do you support the newly scaled-back plans to build a new police headquarters?   1319 responses
Yes: 46.1%   No: 33.2%   Unsure: 20.7%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   652 responses
      Yes:   45.2%     No:   34.4%   Unsure:   20.4%                            
      Republican Party   387 responses
      Yes:   48.1%     No:   29.7%   Unsure:   22.2%                            
      Independent Voter   280 responses
      Yes:   45.4%     No:   35.4%   Unsure:   19.3%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   943 responses
      Yes:   49.4%     No:   29.8%   Unsure:   20.8%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   278 responses
      Yes:   33.8%     No:   45.0%   Unsure:   21.2%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   23 responses
      Yes:   47.8%     No:   34.8%   Unsure:   17.4%                            
      Hispanic   41 responses
      Yes:   53.7%     No:   29.3%   Unsure:   17.1%                            
      Other or Unknown   24 responses
      Yes:   33.3%     No:   37.5%   Unsure:   29.2%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   617 responses
      Yes:   47.5%     No:   34.7%   Unsure:   17.8%                            
      Female   702 responses
      Yes:   44.9%     No:   31.9%   Unsure:   23.2%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   217 responses
      Yes:   35.0%     No:   44.2%   Unsure:   20.7%                            
      30 to 49   449 responses
      Yes:   45.0%     No:   33.6%   Unsure:   21.4%                            
      50 to 69   457 responses
      Yes:   49.5%     No:   31.7%   Unsure:   18.8%                            
      70 and up   190 responses
      Yes:   53.7%     No:   22.1%   Unsure:   24.2%                            
Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor?   1319 responses
Yes: 48.1%   No: 51.9%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   652 responses
      Yes:   42.9%     No:   57.1%                                
      Republican Party   387 responses
      Yes:   56.6%     No:   43.4%                                
      Independent Voter   280 responses
      Yes:   48.6%     No:   51.4%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   943 responses
      Yes:   50.3%     No:   49.7%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   278 responses
      Yes:   39.2%     No:   60.8%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   23 responses
      Yes:   56.5%     No:   43.5%                                
      Hispanic   41 responses
      Yes:   48.8%     No:   51.2%                                
      Other or Unknown   24 responses
      Yes:   54.2%     No:   45.8%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   617 responses
      Yes:   48.1%     No:   51.9%                                
      Female   702 responses
      Yes:   48.1%     No:   51.9%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   217 responses
      Yes:   41.9%     No:   58.1%                                
      30 to 49   449 responses
      Yes:   52.6%     No:   47.4%                                
      50 to 69   457 responses
      Yes:   47.3%     No:   52.7%                                
      70 and up   190 responses
      Yes:   46.8%     No:   53.2%                                
Do you think the city installing red light cameras was a good thing?   1319 responses
Yes: 39.5%   No: 60.5%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   652 responses
      Yes:   40.2%     No:   59.8%                                
      Republican Party   387 responses
      Yes:   38.5%     No:   61.5%                                
      Independent Voter   280 responses
      Yes:   39.3%     No:   60.7%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   943 responses
      Yes:   41.1%     No:   58.9%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   278 responses
      Yes:   32.4%     No:   67.6%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   23 responses
      Yes:   47.8%     No:   52.2%                                
      Hispanic   41 responses
      Yes:   51.2%     No:   48.8%                                
      Other or Unknown   24 responses
      Yes:   29.2%     No:   70.8%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   617 responses
      Yes:   36.5%     No:   63.5%                                
      Female   702 responses
      Yes:   42.2%     No:   57.8%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   217 responses
      Yes:   30.0%     No:   70.0%                                
      30 to 49   449 responses
      Yes:   34.3%     No:   65.7%                                
      50 to 69   457 responses
      Yes:   42.2%     No:   57.8%                                
      70 and up   190 responses
      Yes:   56.3%     No:   43.7%                                
Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job?   1319 responses
Yes: 41.0%   No: 59.0%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   652 responses
      Yes:   44.5%     No:   55.5%                                
      Republican Party   387 responses
      Yes:   35.7%     No:   64.3%                                
      Independent Voter   280 responses
      Yes:   40.4%     No:   59.6%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   943 responses
      Yes:   38.6%     No:   61.4%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   278 responses
      Yes:   49.6%     No:   50.4%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   23 responses
      Yes:   39.1%     No:   60.9%                                
      Hispanic   41 responses
      Yes:   41.5%     No:   58.5%                                
      Other or Unknown   24 responses
      Yes:   29.2%     No:   70.8%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   617 responses
      Yes:   37.3%     No:   62.7%                                
      Female   702 responses
      Yes:   44.3%     No:   55.7%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   217 responses
      Yes:   39.2%     No:   60.8%                                
      30 to 49   449 responses
      Yes:   42.8%     No:   57.2%                                
      50 to 69   457 responses
      Yes:   38.1%     No:   61.9%                                
      70 and up   190 responses
      Yes:   46.3%     No:   53.7%                                
Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of City Council District 6 Councilman Karl Nurse?   1319 responses
Favorable: 28.9%   Unfavorable: 25.4%   Unsure: 45.7%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   652 responses
      Favorable:   31.1%     Unfavorable:   25.0%   Unsure:   43.9%                            
      Republican Party   387 responses
      Favorable:   26.9%     Unfavorable:   26.4%   Unsure:   46.8%                            
      Independent Voter   280 responses
      Favorable:   26.4%     Unfavorable:   25.0%   Unsure:   48.6%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   943 responses
      Favorable:   29.1%     Unfavorable:   23.5%   Unsure:   47.4%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   278 responses
      Favorable:   27.3%     Unfavorable:   32.0%   Unsure:   40.6%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   23 responses
      Favorable:   39.1%     Unfavorable:   21.7%   Unsure:   39.1%                            
      Hispanic   41 responses
      Favorable:   26.8%     Unfavorable:   22.0%   Unsure:   51.2%                            
      Other or Unknown   24 responses
      Favorable:   25.0%     Unfavorable:   29.2%   Unsure:   45.8%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   617 responses
      Favorable:   31.1%     Unfavorable:   25.8%   Unsure:   43.1%                            
      Female   702 responses
      Favorable:   26.9%     Unfavorable:   25.1%   Unsure:   48.0%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   217 responses
      Favorable:   20.3%     Unfavorable:   36.4%   Unsure:   43.3%                            
      30 to 49   449 responses
      Favorable:   25.6%     Unfavorable:   24.5%   Unsure:   49.9%                            
      50 to 69   457 responses
      Favorable:   31.5%     Unfavorable:   23.9%   Unsure:   44.6%                            
      70 and up   190 responses
      Favorable:   40.5%     Unfavorable:   16.8%   Unsure:   42.6%                            
Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of City Council District 2 Councilman Jim Kennedy?   1319 responses
Favorable: 22.5%   Unfavorable: 24.1%   Unsure: 53.4%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   652 responses
      Favorable:   21.8%     Unfavorable:   24.7%   Unsure:   53.5%                            
      Republican Party   387 responses
      Favorable:   25.6%     Unfavorable:   23.5%   Unsure:   50.9%                            
      Independent Voter   280 responses
      Favorable:   20.0%     Unfavorable:   23.6%   Unsure:   56.4%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   943 responses
      Favorable:   21.8%     Unfavorable:   21.5%   Unsure:   56.6%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   278 responses
      Favorable:   20.9%     Unfavorable:   31.7%   Unsure:   47.5%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   23 responses
      Favorable:   39.1%     Unfavorable:   21.7%   Unsure:   39.1%                            
      Hispanic   41 responses
      Favorable:   31.7%     Unfavorable:   29.3%   Unsure:   39.0%                            
      Other or Unknown   24 responses
      Favorable:   25.0%     Unfavorable:   33.3%   Unsure:   41.7%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   617 responses
      Favorable:   23.2%     Unfavorable:   25.6%   Unsure:   51.2%                            
      Female   702 responses
      Favorable:   21.9%     Unfavorable:   22.8%   Unsure:   55.3%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   217 responses
      Favorable:   22.1%     Unfavorable:   32.7%   Unsure:   45.2%                            
      30 to 49   449 responses
      Favorable:   20.5%     Unfavorable:   22.9%   Unsure:   56.6%                            
      50 to 69   457 responses
      Favorable:   23.2%     Unfavorable:   24.1%   Unsure:   52.7%                            
      70 and up   190 responses
      Favorable:   25.8%     Unfavorable:   16.3%   Unsure:   57.9%                            
Do you think that the downtown bus hub should be moved away from Williams park?   1319 responses
Yes: 40.3%   No: 46.9%   Unsure: 12.9%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   652 responses
      Yes:   34.7%     No:   53.8%   Unsure:   11.5%                            
      Republican Party   387 responses
      Yes:   48.8%     No:   36.2%   Unsure:   15.0%                            
      Independent Voter   280 responses
      Yes:   41.4%     No:   45.4%   Unsure:   13.2%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   943 responses
      Yes:   45.8%     No:   39.6%   Unsure:   14.6%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   278 responses
      Yes:   21.9%     No:   70.9%   Unsure:   7.2%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   23 responses
      Yes:   43.5%     No:   43.5%   Unsure:   13.0%                            
      Hispanic   41 responses
      Yes:   39.0%     No:   46.3%   Unsure:   14.6%                            
      Other or Unknown   24 responses
      Yes:   41.7%     No:   45.8%   Unsure:   12.5%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   617 responses
      Yes:   42.8%     No:   44.7%   Unsure:   12.5%                            
      Female   702 responses
      Yes:   38.0%     No:   48.7%   Unsure:   13.2%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   217 responses
      Yes:   33.6%     No:   57.6%   Unsure:   8.8%                            
      30 to 49   449 responses
      Yes:   35.9%     No:   46.5%   Unsure:   17.6%                            
      50 to 69   457 responses
      Yes:   45.5%     No:   44.2%   Unsure:   10.3%                            
      70 and up   190 responses
      Yes:   46.3%     No:   41.1%   Unsure:   12.6%                            
In a hypothetical match-up for this year's race for Mayor, who would you vote for: Leslie Curran, Jeff Danner, Bill Foster or Rick Kriseman?   1319 responses
Curran: 17.7%   Danner: 6.0%   Foster: 29.6%   Kriseman: 16.1%   Undecided: 30.6%                    
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   652 responses
      Curran:   18.9%     Danner:   6.0%   Foster:   26.5%     Kriseman:   16.3%     Undecided:   32.4%                    
      Republican Party   387 responses
      Curran:   15.2%     Danner:   7.0%   Foster:   39.5%     Kriseman:   13.2%     Undecided:   25.1%                    
      Independent Voter   280 responses
      Curran:   18.2%     Danner:   4.6%   Foster:   22.9%     Kriseman:   20.0%     Undecided:   34.3%                    
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   943 responses
      Curran:   16.8%     Danner:   6.0%   Foster:   29.7%     Kriseman:   19.3%     Undecided:   28.2%                    
      Black, Not Hispanic   278 responses
      Curran:   18.7%     Danner:   6.8%   Foster:   28.8%     Kriseman:   6.8%     Undecided:   38.8%                    
      Asian or Pacific Islander   23 responses
      Curran:   17.4%     Danner:   4.3%   Foster:   39.1%     Kriseman:   17.4%     Undecided:   21.7%                    
      Hispanic   41 responses
      Curran:   29.3%     Danner:   2.4%   Foster:   24.4%     Kriseman:   12.2%     Undecided:   31.7%                    
      Other or Unknown   24 responses
      Curran:   20.8%     Danner:  0%   Foster:   33.3%     Kriseman:   8.3%     Undecided:   37.5%                    
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   617 responses
      Curran:   15.9%     Danner:   6.2%   Foster:   31.0%     Kriseman:   17.3%     Undecided:   29.7%                    
      Female   702 responses
      Curran:   19.2%     Danner:   5.8%   Foster:   28.3%     Kriseman:   15.1%     Undecided:   31.5%                    
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   217 responses
      Curran:   22.1%     Danner:   4.6%   Foster:   28.6%     Kriseman:   12.9%     Undecided:   31.8%                    
      30 to 49   449 responses
      Curran:   14.3%     Danner:   7.6%   Foster:   32.3%     Kriseman:   12.9%     Undecided:   33.0%                    
      50 to 69   457 responses
      Curran:   17.1%     Danner:   5.5%   Foster:   28.0%     Kriseman:   20.6%     Undecided:   28.9%                    
      70 and up   190 responses
      Curran:   20.5%     Danner:   5.3%   Foster:   28.4%     Kriseman:   17.4%     Undecided:   28.4%                    
 
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