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

Telephone survey of registered voters within the City of St Petersburg, conducted on November 13th, 2013:

In our November St. Petersburg general city poll, we asked questions about the Pier, the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team and stadium, and several more questions. City Council saw their approval rate go up to the highest rate since November 2012. The Mayor and Red Light Cameras both saw their approval ratings go down compared to September's poll.

Total people polled: 1272

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


The city has a budget of $46 million for the Pier project, would you rather build a brand new Pier
design within that budget, or renovate and reimagine the inverted pyramid structure within that budget?

    New design:       38.1%
    Renovate:           51.1%
    Unsure:               10.8%

Do you think the city installing red light cameras was a good thing?
    Yes:       40.8%
    No:         59.2%

Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job?
    Yes:       46.4%
    No:         53.6%

Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor?
    Yes:       43.0%
    No:         57.0%

Have you ever been to a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game at Tropicana Field?
    Yes:         75.8%
    No:           23.7%
    Unsure:      0.6%

Have you ever watched a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game on television?
    Yes:         79.8%
    No:           20.0%
    Unsure:      0.2%

Would you support using hotel bed tax dollars to partially finance a new Rays baseball stadium in Pinellas County?
    Yes:         45.3%
    No:           47.7%
    Unsure:      7.1%

 (Same question taken out of only those respondents that have been to a game or watched a game on tv):
      Yes:         48.8%
      No:           44.0%
      Unsure:      7.3%


DETAILED DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWNS (non-weighted percentages):



The city has a budget of $46 million for the Pier project, would you rather build a brand new Pier design within that budget, or renovate and reimagine the inverted pyramid structure within that budget?   1272 responses
Build a new design: 38.0%   Renovate inverted pyramid structure: 51.3%   Unsure: 10.8%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   640 responses
      Build a new design:   37.2%     Renovate inverted pyramid structure:   52.3%   Unsure:   10.5%                            
      Republican Party   375 responses
      Build a new design:   37.3%     Renovate inverted pyramid structure:   51.5%   Unsure:   11.2%                            
      Independent Voter   257 responses
      Build a new design:   40.9%     Renovate inverted pyramid structure:   48.2%   Unsure:   10.9%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   918 responses
      Build a new design:   39.5%     Renovate inverted pyramid structure:   49.3%   Unsure:   11.1%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   280 responses
      Build a new design:   31.1%     Renovate inverted pyramid structure:   58.9%   Unsure:   10.0%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   16 responses
      Build a new design:   31.2%     Renovate inverted pyramid structure:   62.5%   Unsure:   6.2%                            
      Hispanic   23 responses
      Build a new design:   47.8%     Renovate inverted pyramid structure:   39.1%   Unsure:   13.0%                            
      Other or Unknown   35 responses
      Build a new design:   48.6%     Renovate inverted pyramid structure:   42.9%   Unsure:   8.6%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   542 responses
      Build a new design:   43.9%     Renovate inverted pyramid structure:   47.0%   Unsure:   9.0%                            
      Female   730 responses
      Build a new design:   33.6%     Renovate inverted pyramid structure:   54.4%   Unsure:   12.1%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   178 responses
      Build a new design:   41.6%     Renovate inverted pyramid structure:   48.3%   Unsure:   10.1%                            
      30 to 49   443 responses
      Build a new design:   37.9%     Renovate inverted pyramid structure:   50.1%   Unsure:   12.0%                            
      50 to 69   460 responses
      Build a new design:   40.7%     Renovate inverted pyramid structure:   50.0%   Unsure:   9.3%                            
      70 and up   191 responses
      Build a new design:   28.3%     Renovate inverted pyramid structure:   59.7%   Unsure:   12.0%                            
Do you think the city installing red light cameras was a good thing?   1272 responses
Yes: 41.0%   No: 59.0%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   640 responses
      Yes:   41.7%     No:   58.3%                                
      Republican Party   375 responses
      Yes:   41.6%     No:   58.4%                                
      Independent Voter   257 responses
      Yes:   38.5%     No:   61.5%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   918 responses
      Yes:   42.8%     No:   57.2%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   280 responses
      Yes:   35.7%     No:   64.3%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   16 responses
      Yes:   18.8%     No:   81.2%                                
      Hispanic   23 responses
      Yes:   43.5%     No:   56.5%                                
      Other or Unknown   35 responses
      Yes:   45.7%     No:   54.3%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   542 responses
      Yes:   38.6%     No:   61.4%                                
      Female   730 responses
      Yes:   42.9%     No:   57.1%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   178 responses
      Yes:   31.5%     No:   68.5%                                
      30 to 49   443 responses
      Yes:   38.1%     No:   61.9%                                
      50 to 69   460 responses
      Yes:   43.0%     No:   57.0%                                
      70 and up   191 responses
      Yes:   51.8%     No:   48.2%                                
Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job?   1272 responses
Yes: 46.6%   No: 53.4%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   640 responses
      Yes:   48.1%     No:   51.9%                                
      Republican Party   375 responses
      Yes:   44.8%     No:   55.2%                                
      Independent Voter   257 responses
      Yes:   45.5%     No:   54.5%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   918 responses
      Yes:   46.9%     No:   53.1%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   280 responses
      Yes:   48.9%     No:   51.1%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   16 responses
      Yes:   18.8%     No:   81.2%                                
      Hispanic   23 responses
      Yes:   47.8%     No:   52.2%                                
      Other or Unknown   35 responses
      Yes:   31.4%     No:   68.6%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   542 responses
      Yes:   44.3%     No:   55.7%                                
      Female   730 responses
      Yes:   48.4%     No:   51.6%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   178 responses
      Yes:   42.1%     No:   57.9%                                
      30 to 49   443 responses
      Yes:   44.5%     No:   55.5%                                
      50 to 69   460 responses
      Yes:   47.2%     No:   52.8%                                
      70 and up   191 responses
      Yes:   54.5%     No:   45.5%                                
Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor?   1272 responses
Yes: 42.9%   No: 57.1%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   640 responses
      Yes:   31.6%     No:   68.4%                                
      Republican Party   375 responses
      Yes:   63.5%     No:   36.5%                                
      Independent Voter   257 responses
      Yes:   41.2%     No:   58.8%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   918 responses
      Yes:   47.5%     No:   52.5%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   280 responses
      Yes:   30.7%     No:   69.3%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   16 responses
      Yes:   37.5%     No:   62.5%                                
      Hispanic   23 responses
      Yes:   43.5%     No:   56.5%                                
      Other or Unknown   35 responses
      Yes:   22.9%     No:   77.1%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   542 responses
      Yes:   43.0%     No:   57.0%                                
      Female   730 responses
      Yes:   42.9%     No:   57.1%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   178 responses
      Yes:   46.6%     No:   53.4%                                
      30 to 49   443 responses
      Yes:   40.4%     No:   59.6%                                
      50 to 69   460 responses
      Yes:   38.5%     No:   61.5%                                
      70 and up   191 responses
      Yes:   56.0%     No:   44.0%                                
Have you ever been to a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game at Tropicana Field?   1272 responses
Yes: 75.8%   No: 23.7%   Unsure: 0.6%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   640 responses
      Yes:   73.6%     No:   26.1%   Unsure:   0.3%                            
      Republican Party   375 responses
      Yes:   82.1%     No:   17.1%   Unsure:   0.8%                            
      Independent Voter   257 responses
      Yes:   72.0%     No:   27.2%   Unsure:   0.8%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   918 responses
      Yes:   78.1%     No:   21.1%   Unsure:   0.8%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   280 responses
      Yes:   68.6%     No:   31.4%   Unsure:  0%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   16 responses
      Yes:   68.8%     No:   31.2%   Unsure:  0%                            
      Hispanic   23 responses
      Yes:   78.3%     No:   21.7%   Unsure:  0%                            
      Other or Unknown   35 responses
      Yes:   74.3%     No:   25.7%   Unsure:  0%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   542 responses
      Yes:   74.5%     No:   24.9%   Unsure:   0.6%                            
      Female   730 responses
      Yes:   76.7%     No:   22.7%   Unsure:   0.5%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   178 responses
      Yes:   78.1%     No:   20.8%   Unsure:   1.1%                            
      30 to 49   443 responses
      Yes:   77.9%     No:   21.7%   Unsure:   0.5%                            
      50 to 69   460 responses
      Yes:   77.0%     No:   22.8%   Unsure:   0.2%                            
      70 and up   191 responses
      Yes:   66.0%     No:   33.0%   Unsure:   1.0%                            
Have you ever watched a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game on television?   1272 responses
Yes: 79.8%   No: 20.0%   Unsure: 0.2%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   640 responses
      Yes:   77.3%     No:   22.5%   Unsure:   0.2%                            
      Republican Party   375 responses
      Yes:   85.1%     No:   14.9%   Unsure:  0%                            
      Independent Voter   257 responses
      Yes:   78.2%     No:   21.4%   Unsure:   0.4%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   918 responses
      Yes:   80.3%     No:   19.7%   Unsure:  0%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   280 responses
      Yes:   79.6%     No:   20.0%   Unsure:   0.4%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   16 responses
      Yes:   68.8%     No:   31.2%   Unsure:  0%                            
      Hispanic   23 responses
      Yes:   82.6%     No:   17.4%   Unsure:  0%                            
      Other or Unknown   35 responses
      Yes:   71.4%     No:   25.7%   Unsure:   2.9%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   542 responses
      Yes:   78.8%     No:   21.0%   Unsure:   0.2%                            
      Female   730 responses
      Yes:   80.5%     No:   19.3%   Unsure:   0.1%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   178 responses
      Yes:   84.8%     No:   14.6%   Unsure:   0.6%                            
      30 to 49   443 responses
      Yes:   79.0%     No:   21.0%   Unsure:  0%                            
      50 to 69   460 responses
      Yes:   80.9%     No:   19.1%   Unsure:  0%                            
      70 and up   191 responses
      Yes:   74.3%     No:   25.1%   Unsure:   0.5%                            
Would you support using hotel bed tax dollars to partially finance a new Rays baseball stadium in Pinellas County?   1272 responses
Yes: 45.3%   No: 47.6%   Unsure: 7.1%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   640 responses
      Yes:   43.1%     No:   50.5%   Unsure:   6.4%                            
      Republican Party   375 responses
      Yes:   49.6%     No:   42.9%   Unsure:   7.5%                            
      Independent Voter   257 responses
      Yes:   44.4%     No:   47.5%   Unsure:   8.2%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   918 responses
      Yes:   46.9%     No:   46.3%   Unsure:   6.8%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   280 responses
      Yes:   42.1%     No:   49.6%   Unsure:   8.2%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   16 responses
      Yes:   31.2%     No:   62.5%   Unsure:   6.2%                            
      Hispanic   23 responses
      Yes:   43.5%     No:   52.2%   Unsure:   4.3%                            
      Other or Unknown   35 responses
      Yes:   34.3%     No:   57.1%   Unsure:   8.6%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   542 responses
      Yes:   45.2%     No:   48.9%   Unsure:   5.9%                            
      Female   730 responses
      Yes:   45.3%     No:   46.7%   Unsure:   7.9%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   178 responses
      Yes:   47.8%     No:   44.4%   Unsure:   7.9%                            
      30 to 49   443 responses
      Yes:   46.0%     No:   47.0%   Unsure:   7.0%                            
      50 to 69   460 responses
      Yes:   46.1%     No:   47.4%   Unsure:   6.5%                            
      70 and up   191 responses
      Yes:   39.3%     No:   52.9%   Unsure:   7.9%                            
Would you support using hotel bed tax dollars to partially finance a new Rays baseball stadium in Pinellas County? (Only those respondents who have been to a game or watched one on TV)   1126 responses
Yes: 48.8%   No: 44.0%   Unsure: 7.3%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   555 responses
      Yes:   47.0%     No:   46.3%   Unsure:   6.7%                            
      Republican Party   344 responses
      Yes:   52.0%     No:   40.7%   Unsure:   7.3%                            
      Independent Voter   227 responses
      Yes:   48.0%     No:   43.2%   Unsure:   8.8%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   816 responses
      Yes:   50.5%     No:   42.6%   Unsure:   6.9%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   244 responses
      Yes:   45.9%     No:   45.5%   Unsure:   8.6%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   13 responses
      Yes:   30.8%     No:   61.5%   Unsure:   7.7%                            
      Hispanic   22 responses
      Yes:   45.5%     No:   50.0%   Unsure:   4.5%                            
      Other or Unknown   31 responses
      Yes:   35.5%     No:   54.8%   Unsure:   9.7%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   475 responses
      Yes:   49.3%     No:   44.8%   Unsure:   5.9%                            
      Female   651 responses
      Yes:   48.4%     No:   43.3%   Unsure:   8.3%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   163 responses
      Yes:   49.1%     No:   42.3%   Unsure:   8.6%                            
      30 to 49   398 responses
      Yes:   49.2%     No:   43.2%   Unsure:   7.5%                            
      50 to 69   408 responses
      Yes:   50.0%     No:   43.4%   Unsure:   6.6%                            
      70 and up   157 responses
      Yes:   43.9%     No:   49.0%   Unsure:   7.0%                            
 
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