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

Telephone survey of registered voters within the City of St Petersburg, conducted on September 14th, 2013:

In our September St. Petersburg general city poll, we asked questions about the race for Mayor, rising flood insurance rates, and several more questions. The Mayor, City Council and Red Light Cameras all saw their approval ratings go up compared to last month.

We also conducted another poll in parallel of only voters who voted in the August Primary election. The results of that poll are listed first, and they came from a separate random sample.


Primary Election Voters Only:

Total people polled: 984

These results were scientifically weighted by political party, race and age.
Margin of error: 3.1% at a 95% confidence level


If the election for Mayor of St. Petersburg were held today, would you vote for Bill Foster or Rick Kriseman?
    Foster:            42.9%
    Kriseman:       49.1%
    Unsure:             8.0%



All Registered Voters:

Total people polled: 1127

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


If the election for Mayor of St. Petersburg were held today, would you vote for Bill Foster or Rick Kriseman?
    Foster:            40.4%
    Kriseman:       50.1%
    Unsure:             9.5%

Do you think the city installing red light cameras was a good thing?
    Yes:       41.9%
    No:         58.1%

Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job?
    Yes:       40.6%
    No:         59.4%

Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor?
    Yes:       45.8%
    No:         54.2%

Are you concerned about the steep rise in flood insurance rates that will affect many low lying areas of St. Petersburg?
    Yes:         78.8%
    No:           17.7%
    Unsure:      3.5%

Do you watch TV mostly through cable, satellite dish, antenna or over the internet?
    Cable:        81.0%
    Satellite:       7.5%
    Antenna:      4.7%
    Internet:       4.8%
    No TV:         2.1%



DETAILED DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWNS (non-weighted percentages):



PRIMARY VOTERS ONLY: If the election for Mayor of St. Petersburg were held today, would you vote for Bill Foster or Rick Kriseman?   984 responses
Foster: 42.9%   Kriseman: 49.2%   Undecided: 7.9%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   476 responses
      Foster:   27.7%     Kriseman:   64.5%   Undecided:   7.8%                            
      Republican Party   359 responses
      Foster:   64.1%     Kriseman:   29.0%   Undecided:   7.0%                            
      Independent Voter   149 responses
      Foster:   40.3%     Kriseman:   49.0%   Undecided:   10.7%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   797 responses
      Foster:   46.0%     Kriseman:   47.1%   Undecided:   6.9%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   141 responses
      Foster:   27.7%     Kriseman:   60.3%   Undecided:   12.1%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   8 responses
      Foster:   50.0%     Kriseman:   25.0%   Undecided:   25.0%                            
      Hispanic   22 responses
      Foster:   27.3%     Kriseman:   63.6%   Undecided:   9.1%                            
      Other or Unknown   16 responses
      Foster:   37.5%     Kriseman:   50.0%   Undecided:   12.5%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   421 responses
      Foster:   43.9%     Kriseman:   48.7%   Undecided:   7.4%                            
      Female   563 responses
      Foster:   42.1%     Kriseman:   49.6%   Undecided:   8.3%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   55 responses
      Foster:   41.8%     Kriseman:   52.7%   Undecided:   5.5%                            
      30 to 49   217 responses
      Foster:   32.3%     Kriseman:   58.1%   Undecided:   9.7%                            
      50 to 69   474 responses
      Foster:   40.7%     Kriseman:   51.3%   Undecided:   8.0%                            
      70 and up   238 responses
      Foster:   57.1%     Kriseman:   36.1%   Undecided:   6.7%                            


ALL REGISTERED VOTERS: If the election for Mayor of St. Petersburg were held today, would you vote for Bill Foster or Rick Kriseman?   1127 responses
Foster: 40.5%   Kriseman: 50.1%   Undecided: 9.4%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   561 responses
      Foster:   28.7%     Kriseman:   61.7%   Undecided:   9.6%                            
      Republican Party   332 responses
      Foster:   63.0%     Kriseman:   30.4%   Undecided:   6.6%                            
      Independent Voter   234 responses
      Foster:   36.8%     Kriseman:   50.4%   Undecided:   12.8%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   806 responses
      Foster:   43.2%     Kriseman:   47.8%   Undecided:   9.1%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   230 responses
      Foster:   28.3%     Kriseman:   60.9%   Undecided:   10.9%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   19 responses
      Foster:   36.8%     Kriseman:   47.4%   Undecided:   15.8%                            
      Hispanic   40 responses
      Foster:   47.5%     Kriseman:   45.0%   Undecided:   7.5%                            
      Other or Unknown   32 responses
      Foster:   53.1%     Kriseman:   40.6%   Undecided:   6.2%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   518 responses
      Foster:   42.5%     Kriseman:   48.6%   Undecided:   8.9%                            
      Female   609 responses
      Foster:   38.8%     Kriseman:   51.4%   Undecided:   9.9%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   166 responses
      Foster:   39.2%     Kriseman:   47.0%   Undecided:   13.9%                            
      30 to 49   398 responses
      Foster:   34.7%     Kriseman:   54.5%   Undecided:   10.8%                            
      50 to 69   384 responses
      Foster:   44.8%     Kriseman:   48.4%   Undecided:   6.8%                            
      70 and up   179 responses
      Foster:   45.3%     Kriseman:   46.9%   Undecided:   7.8%                            
Do you think the city installing red light cameras was a good thing?   1127 responses
Yes: 42.1%   No: 57.9%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   561 responses
      Yes:   37.8%     No:   62.2%                                
      Republican Party   332 responses
      Yes:   48.2%     No:   51.8%                                
      Independent Voter   234 responses
      Yes:   43.6%     No:   56.4%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   806 responses
      Yes:   44.4%     No:   55.6%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   230 responses
      Yes:   33.9%     No:   66.1%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   19 responses
      Yes:   52.6%     No:   47.4%                                
      Hispanic   40 responses
      Yes:   37.5%     No:   62.5%                                
      Other or Unknown   32 responses
      Yes:   40.6%     No:   59.4%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   518 responses
      Yes:   40.7%     No:   59.3%                                
      Female   609 responses
      Yes:   43.2%     No:   56.8%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   166 responses
      Yes:   31.3%     No:   68.7%                                
      30 to 49   398 responses
      Yes:   36.4%     No:   63.6%                                
      50 to 69   384 responses
      Yes:   45.3%     No:   54.7%                                
      70 and up   179 responses
      Yes:   57.5%     No:   42.5%                                
Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job?   1127 responses
Yes: 40.7%   No: 59.3%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   561 responses
      Yes:   41.9%     No:   58.1%                                
      Republican Party   332 responses
      Yes:   43.1%     No:   56.9%                                
      Independent Voter   234 responses
      Yes:   34.6%     No:   65.4%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   806 responses
      Yes:   40.1%     No:   59.9%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   230 responses
      Yes:   43.5%     No:   56.5%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   19 responses
      Yes:   31.6%     No:   68.4%                                
      Hispanic   40 responses
      Yes:   40.0%     No:   60.0%                                
      Other or Unknown   32 responses
      Yes:   43.8%     No:   56.2%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   518 responses
      Yes:   40.7%     No:   59.3%                                
      Female   609 responses
      Yes:   40.7%     No:   59.3%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   166 responses
      Yes:   39.8%     No:   60.2%                                
      30 to 49   398 responses
      Yes:   38.4%     No:   61.6%                                
      50 to 69   384 responses
      Yes:   39.1%     No:   60.9%                                
      70 and up   179 responses
      Yes:   50.3%     No:   49.7%                                
Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor?   1127 responses
Yes: 45.8%   No: 54.2%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   561 responses
      Yes:   34.9%     No:   65.1%                                
      Republican Party   332 responses
      Yes:   66.3%     No:   33.7%                                
      Independent Voter   234 responses
      Yes:   42.7%     No:   57.3%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   806 responses
      Yes:   47.6%     No:   52.4%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   230 responses
      Yes:   37.0%     No:   63.0%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   19 responses
      Yes:   47.4%     No:   52.6%                                
      Hispanic   40 responses
      Yes:   55.0%     No:   45.0%                                
      Other or Unknown   32 responses
      Yes:   50.0%     No:   50.0%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   518 responses
      Yes:   48.6%     No:   51.4%                                
      Female   609 responses
      Yes:   43.3%     No:   56.7%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   166 responses
      Yes:   48.2%     No:   51.8%                                
      30 to 49   398 responses
      Yes:   42.7%     No:   57.3%                                
      50 to 69   384 responses
      Yes:   46.6%     No:   53.4%                                
      70 and up   179 responses
      Yes:   48.6%     No:   51.4%                                
Are you concerned about the steep rise in flood insurance rates that will affect many low lying areas of St. Petersburg?   1127 responses
Yes: 78.9%   No: 17.7%   Unsure: 3.5%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   561 responses
      Yes:   78.4%     No:   17.6%   Unsure:   3.9%                            
      Republican Party   332 responses
      Yes:   80.4%     No:   17.5%   Unsure:   2.1%                            
      Independent Voter   234 responses
      Yes:   77.8%     No:   17.9%   Unsure:   4.3%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   806 responses
      Yes:   79.9%     No:   17.9%   Unsure:   2.2%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   230 responses
      Yes:   77.8%     No:   15.7%   Unsure:   6.5%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   19 responses
      Yes:   68.4%     No:   21.1%   Unsure:   10.5%                            
      Hispanic   40 responses
      Yes:   75.0%     No:   22.5%   Unsure:   2.5%                            
      Other or Unknown   32 responses
      Yes:   71.9%     No:   18.8%   Unsure:   9.4%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   518 responses
      Yes:   76.8%     No:   19.5%   Unsure:   3.7%                            
      Female   609 responses
      Yes:   80.6%     No:   16.1%   Unsure:   3.3%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   166 responses
      Yes:   75.3%     No:   22.9%   Unsure:   1.8%                            
      30 to 49   398 responses
      Yes:   75.6%     No:   19.3%   Unsure:   5.0%                            
      50 to 69   384 responses
      Yes:   84.1%     No:   14.1%   Unsure:   1.8%                            
      70 and up   179 responses
      Yes:   78.2%     No:   16.8%   Unsure:   5.0%                            
Do you watch TV mostly through cable, satellite dish, antenna or over the internet?   1127 responses
Cable: 81.1%   Satellite: 7.5%   Antenna: 4.7%   Internet: 4.7%   No TV: 2.0%                    
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   561 responses
      Cable:   79.5%     Satellite:   7.7%   Antenna:   5.7%     Internet:   4.6%     No TV:   2.5%                    
      Republican Party   332 responses
      Cable:   84.9%     Satellite:   8.1%   Antenna:   3.3%     Internet:   3.0%     No TV:   0.6%                    
      Independent Voter   234 responses
      Cable:   79.5%     Satellite:   6.0%   Antenna:   4.3%     Internet:   7.3%     No TV:   3.0%                    
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   806 responses
      Cable:   81.0%     Satellite:   7.3%   Antenna:   4.5%     Internet:   5.5%     No TV:   1.7%                    
      Black, Not Hispanic   230 responses
      Cable:   83.5%     Satellite:   7.4%   Antenna:   6.1%     Internet:   0.9%     No TV:   2.2%                    
      Asian or Pacific Islander   19 responses
      Cable:   73.7%     Satellite:  0%   Antenna:   5.3%     Internet:   10.5%     No TV:   10.5%                    
      Hispanic   40 responses
      Cable:   70.0%     Satellite:   12.5%   Antenna:   5.0%     Internet:   7.5%     No TV:   5.0%                    
      Other or Unknown   32 responses
      Cable:   84.4%     Satellite:   9.4%   Antenna:  0%     Internet:   6.2%     No TV:  0%                    
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   518 responses
      Cable:   78.2%     Satellite:   9.5%   Antenna:   5.6%     Internet:   5.6%     No TV:   1.2%                    
      Female   609 responses
      Cable:   83.6%     Satellite:   5.7%   Antenna:   3.9%     Internet:   3.9%     No TV:   2.8%                    
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   166 responses
      Cable:   74.1%     Satellite:   9.6%   Antenna:   6.6%     Internet:   8.4%     No TV:   1.2%                    
      30 to 49   398 responses
      Cable:   77.1%     Satellite:   8.3%   Antenna:   5.0%     Internet:   7.0%     No TV:   2.5%                    
      50 to 69   384 responses
      Cable:   83.6%     Satellite:   6.5%   Antenna:   4.9%     Internet:   2.6%     No TV:   2.3%                    
      70 and up   179 responses
      Cable:   91.1%     Satellite:   5.6%   Antenna:   1.7%     Internet:   0.6%     No TV:   1.1%                    
 
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