St. Petersburg Surveys
 
December 2012 City of St. Petersburg General Survey

Telephone survey of registered voters within the City of St Petersburg, conducted on December 17th, 2012:

In our December St. Petersburg general city poll, we asked about a local hiring ordinance, the Lens pier, a potential match-up for next year's race for Mayor and several more questions. The Mayor and City Council both saw their approval ratings drop. Red light cameras saw their approval go down again to its new lowest level since we started doing these polls.

Total people polled: 1916

These results were scientifically weighted by political party, race and age.
Margin of error: 2.2% at a 95% confidence level


Do you think that the Lens pier should be built?
    Yes:       30.0%
    No:         55.3%
    Unsure:  14.7%

Do you think the city installing red light cameras was a good thing?
    Yes:       46.1%
    No:         53.9%

Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job?
    Yes:       44.5%
    No:         55.5%

Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor?
    Yes:       54.3%
    No:         45.7%

Do you support the proposed local hiring ordinance being considered by the city?
    Yes:       29.0%
    No:         23.7%
    Unsure:  47.3%

In a hypothetical match-up for next years race for Mayor, who would you vote for: Rick Kriseman, Kathleen Ford, Bill Foster or Scott Wagman?
    Rick Kriseman:        9.0%
    Kathleen Ford:        18.1%
    Bill Foster:             31.8%
    Scott Wagman:        5.5%
    Undecided:             35.6%

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Rick Kriseman?
    Favorable:       16.0%
    Unfavorable:    15.8%
    Unsure:          68.2%

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Kathleen Ford?
    Favorable:       27.1%
    Unfavorable:    21.4%
    Unsure:          51.5%

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Bill Foster?
    Favorable:       37.2%
    Unfavorable:    31.7%
    Unsure:          31.1%

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Scott Wagman?
    Favorable:       12.8%
    Unfavorable:    17.0%
    Unsure:          70.2%



DETAILED DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWNS (non-weighted percentages):



Do you think that the Lens pier should be built?   1916 responses
Yes: 30.0%   No: 55.3%   Unsure: 14.7%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   930 responses
      Yes:   32.4%     No:   51.6%   Unsure:   16.0%                            
      Republican Party   596 responses
      Yes:   25.8%     No:   62.4%   Unsure:   11.7%                            
      Independent Voter   390 responses
      Yes:   30.5%     No:   53.3%   Unsure:   16.2%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1417 responses
      Yes:   29.0%     No:   57.5%   Unsure:   13.5%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   377 responses
      Yes:   32.6%     No:   47.2%   Unsure:   20.2%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   23 responses
      Yes:   43.5%     No:   47.8%   Unsure:   8.7%                            
      Hispanic   55 responses
      Yes:   36.4%     No:   50.9%   Unsure:   12.7%                            
      Other or Unknown   37 responses
      Yes:   24.3%     No:   62.2%   Unsure:   13.5%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   930 responses
      Yes:   32.2%     No:   53.0%   Unsure:   14.8%                            
      Female   986 responses
      Yes:   27.9%     No:   57.5%   Unsure:   14.6%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   299 responses
      Yes:   29.8%     No:   51.8%   Unsure:   18.4%                            
      30 to 49   648 responses
      Yes:   34.0%     No:   50.3%   Unsure:   15.7%                            
      50 to 69   661 responses
      Yes:   29.2%     No:   60.4%   Unsure:   10.4%                            
      70 and up   302 responses
      Yes:   23.5%     No:   58.9%   Unsure:   17.5%                            
Do you think the city installing red light cameras was a good thing?   1916 responses
Yes: 46.2%   No: 53.8%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   930 responses
      Yes:   45.7%     No:   54.3%                                
      Republican Party   596 responses
      Yes:   48.2%     No:   51.8%                                
      Independent Voter   390 responses
      Yes:   44.6%     No:   55.4%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1417 responses
      Yes:   47.6%     No:   52.4%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   377 responses
      Yes:   43.5%     No:   56.5%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   23 responses
      Yes:   52.2%     No:   47.8%                                
      Hispanic   55 responses
      Yes:   43.6%     No:   56.4%                                
      Other or Unknown   37 responses
      Yes:   32.4%     No:   67.6%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   930 responses
      Yes:   41.1%     No:   58.9%                                
      Female   986 responses
      Yes:   51.1%     No:   48.9%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   299 responses
      Yes:   37.8%     No:   62.2%                                
      30 to 49   648 responses
      Yes:   42.6%     No:   57.4%                                
      50 to 69   661 responses
      Yes:   46.9%     No:   53.1%                                
      70 and up   302 responses
      Yes:   61.6%     No:   38.4%                                
Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job?   1916 responses
Yes: 44.6%   No: 55.4%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   930 responses
      Yes:   49.6%     No:   50.4%                                
      Republican Party   596 responses
      Yes:   38.3%     No:   61.7%                                
      Independent Voter   390 responses
      Yes:   42.6%     No:   57.4%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1417 responses
      Yes:   43.4%     No:   56.6%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   377 responses
      Yes:   50.7%     No:   49.3%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   23 responses
      Yes:   43.5%     No:   56.5%                                
      Hispanic   55 responses
      Yes:   43.6%     No:   56.4%                                
      Other or Unknown   37 responses
      Yes:   35.1%     No:   64.9%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   930 responses
      Yes:   42.3%     No:   57.7%                                
      Female   986 responses
      Yes:   46.9%     No:   53.1%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   299 responses
      Yes:   45.5%     No:   54.5%                                
      30 to 49   648 responses
      Yes:   45.7%     No:   54.3%                                
      50 to 69   661 responses
      Yes:   42.2%     No:   57.8%                                
      70 and up   302 responses
      Yes:   47.0%     No:   53.0%                                
Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor?   1916 responses
Yes: 54.4%   No: 45.6%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   930 responses
      Yes:   51.1%     No:   48.9%                                
      Republican Party   596 responses
      Yes:   60.1%     No:   39.9%                                
      Independent Voter   390 responses
      Yes:   53.6%     No:   46.4%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1417 responses
      Yes:   55.3%     No:   44.7%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   377 responses
      Yes:   52.3%     No:   47.7%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   23 responses
      Yes:   56.5%     No:   43.5%                                
      Hispanic   55 responses
      Yes:   49.1%     No:   50.9%                                
      Other or Unknown   37 responses
      Yes:   54.1%     No:   45.9%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   930 responses
      Yes:   52.9%     No:   47.1%                                
      Female   986 responses
      Yes:   55.8%     No:   44.2%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   299 responses
      Yes:   52.2%     No:   47.8%                                
      30 to 49   648 responses
      Yes:   59.3%     No:   40.7%                                
      50 to 69   661 responses
      Yes:   50.1%     No:   49.9%                                
      70 and up   302 responses
      Yes:   56.0%     No:   44.0%                                
Do you support the proposed local hiring ordinance being considered by the city?   1916 responses
Yes: 29.1%   No: 23.7%   Unsure: 47.2%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   930 responses
      Yes:   31.4%     No:   24.0%   Unsure:   44.6%                            
      Republican Party   596 responses
      Yes:   25.0%     No:   26.7%   Unsure:   48.3%                            
      Independent Voter   390 responses
      Yes:   29.7%     No:   18.7%   Unsure:   51.5%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1417 responses
      Yes:   27.7%     No:   21.9%   Unsure:   50.5%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   377 responses
      Yes:   36.9%     No:   26.8%   Unsure:   36.3%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   23 responses
      Yes:   17.4%     No:   39.1%   Unsure:   43.5%                            
      Hispanic   55 responses
      Yes:   23.6%     No:   36.4%   Unsure:   40.0%                            
      Other or Unknown   37 responses
      Yes:   18.9%     No:   32.4%   Unsure:   48.6%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   930 responses
      Yes:   29.8%     No:   24.2%   Unsure:   46.0%                            
      Female   986 responses
      Yes:   28.4%     No:   23.3%   Unsure:   48.3%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   299 responses
      Yes:   31.1%     No:   19.7%   Unsure:   49.2%                            
      30 to 49   648 responses
      Yes:   30.6%     No:   20.8%   Unsure:   48.6%                            
      50 to 69   661 responses
      Yes:   28.1%     No:   26.9%   Unsure:   44.9%                            
      70 and up   302 responses
      Yes:   25.8%     No:   26.8%   Unsure:   47.4%                            
In a hypothetical match-up for next years race for Mayor, who would you vote for: Rick Kriseman, Kathleen Ford, Bill Foster or Scott Wagman?   1916 responses
Kriseman: 9.1%   Ford: 18.1%   Foster: 31.9%   Wagman: 5.5%   Undecided: 35.3%                    
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   930 responses
      Kriseman:   12.3%     Ford:   19.7%   Foster:   28.1%     Wagman:   5.6%     Undecided:   34.4%                    
      Republican Party   596 responses
      Kriseman:   5.4%     Ford:   15.9%   Foster:   40.8%     Wagman:   4.7%     Undecided:   33.2%                    
      Independent Voter   390 responses
      Kriseman:   7.4%     Ford:   17.7%   Foster:   27.7%     Wagman:   6.4%     Undecided:   40.8%                    
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1417 responses
      Kriseman:   9.7%     Ford:   17.6%   Foster:   31.9%     Wagman:   5.9%     Undecided:   34.9%                    
      Black, Not Hispanic   377 responses
      Kriseman:   8.2%     Ford:   19.4%   Foster:   32.1%     Wagman:   4.5%     Undecided:   35.8%                    
      Asian or Pacific Islander   23 responses
      Kriseman:   8.7%     Ford:   17.4%   Foster:   30.4%     Wagman:  0%     Undecided:   43.5%                    
      Hispanic   55 responses
      Kriseman:   7.3%     Ford:   21.8%   Foster:   32.7%     Wagman:   5.5%     Undecided:   32.7%                    
      Other or Unknown   37 responses
      Kriseman:  0%     Ford:   13.5%   Foster:   37.8%     Wagman:   5.4%     Undecided:   43.2%                    
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   930 responses
      Kriseman:   8.4%     Ford:   17.5%   Foster:   32.0%     Wagman:   6.7%     Undecided:   35.4%                    
      Female   986 responses
      Kriseman:   9.8%     Ford:   18.7%   Foster:   31.8%     Wagman:   4.4%     Undecided:   35.3%                    
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   299 responses
      Kriseman:   8.0%     Ford:   15.4%   Foster:   29.1%     Wagman:   2.7%     Undecided:   44.8%                    
      30 to 49   648 responses
      Kriseman:   9.0%     Ford:   15.6%   Foster:   32.6%     Wagman:   6.0%     Undecided:   36.9%                    
      50 to 69   661 responses
      Kriseman:   9.8%     Ford:   20.4%   Foster:   31.0%     Wagman:   6.2%     Undecided:   32.5%                    
      70 and up   302 responses
      Kriseman:   8.9%     Ford:   21.2%   Foster:   35.4%     Wagman:   5.6%     Undecided:   28.8%                    
Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Rick Kriseman?   1916 responses
Favorable: 16.1%   Unfavorable: 15.8%   Unsure: 68.1%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   930 responses
      Favorable:   20.6%     Unfavorable:   14.7%   Unsure:   64.6%                            
      Republican Party   596 responses
      Favorable:   12.2%     Unfavorable:   16.1%   Unsure:   71.6%                            
      Independent Voter   390 responses
      Favorable:   11.3%     Unfavorable:   17.9%   Unsure:   70.8%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1417 responses
      Favorable:   16.9%     Unfavorable:   14.7%   Unsure:   68.4%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   377 responses
      Favorable:   14.3%     Unfavorable:   21.8%   Unsure:   63.9%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   23 responses
      Favorable:   17.4%     Unfavorable:   4.3%   Unsure:   78.3%                            
      Hispanic   55 responses
      Favorable:   10.9%     Unfavorable:   16.4%   Unsure:   72.7%                            
      Other or Unknown   37 responses
      Favorable:   10.8%     Unfavorable:   5.4%   Unsure:   83.8%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   930 responses
      Favorable:   17.4%     Unfavorable:   17.2%   Unsure:   65.4%                            
      Female   986 responses
      Favorable:   14.9%     Unfavorable:   14.5%   Unsure:   70.6%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   299 responses
      Favorable:   13.4%     Unfavorable:   18.1%   Unsure:   68.6%                            
      30 to 49   648 responses
      Favorable:   13.1%     Unfavorable:   17.6%   Unsure:   69.3%                            
      50 to 69   661 responses
      Favorable:   18.9%     Unfavorable:   14.7%   Unsure:   66.4%                            
      70 and up   302 responses
      Favorable:   18.5%     Unfavorable:   12.6%   Unsure:   68.9%                            
Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Kathleen Ford?   1916 responses
Favorable: 27.3%   Unfavorable: 21.5%   Unsure: 51.2%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   930 responses
      Favorable:   30.8%     Unfavorable:   21.0%   Unsure:   48.3%                            
      Republican Party   596 responses
      Favorable:   25.0%     Unfavorable:   24.0%   Unsure:   51.0%                            
      Independent Voter   390 responses
      Favorable:   22.6%     Unfavorable:   19.0%   Unsure:   58.5%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1417 responses
      Favorable:   26.9%     Unfavorable:   22.1%   Unsure:   51.0%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   377 responses
      Favorable:   28.9%     Unfavorable:   22.3%   Unsure:   48.8%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   23 responses
      Favorable:   26.1%     Unfavorable:   13.0%   Unsure:   60.9%                            
      Hispanic   55 responses
      Favorable:   30.9%     Unfavorable:   10.9%   Unsure:   58.2%                            
      Other or Unknown   37 responses
      Favorable:   21.6%     Unfavorable:   16.2%   Unsure:   62.2%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   930 responses
      Favorable:   27.0%     Unfavorable:   24.5%   Unsure:   48.5%                            
      Female   986 responses
      Favorable:   27.6%     Unfavorable:   18.7%   Unsure:   53.8%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   299 responses
      Favorable:   19.1%     Unfavorable:   21.7%   Unsure:   59.2%                            
      30 to 49   648 responses
      Favorable:   21.6%     Unfavorable:   19.9%   Unsure:   58.5%                            
      50 to 69   661 responses
      Favorable:   33.3%     Unfavorable:   23.1%   Unsure:   43.6%                            
      70 and up   302 responses
      Favorable:   35.1%     Unfavorable:   20.5%   Unsure:   44.4%                            
Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Bill Foster?   1916 responses
Favorable: 37.4%   Unfavorable: 31.9%   Unsure: 30.7%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   930 responses
      Favorable:   34.5%     Unfavorable:   37.0%   Unsure:   28.5%                            
      Republican Party   596 responses
      Favorable:   46.3%     Unfavorable:   25.3%   Unsure:   28.4%                            
      Independent Voter   390 responses
      Favorable:   30.8%     Unfavorable:   29.7%   Unsure:   39.5%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1417 responses
      Favorable:   38.1%     Unfavorable:   31.4%   Unsure:   30.5%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   377 responses
      Favorable:   36.1%     Unfavorable:   36.6%   Unsure:   27.3%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   23 responses
      Favorable:   34.8%     Unfavorable:   21.7%   Unsure:   43.5%                            
      Hispanic   55 responses
      Favorable:   30.9%     Unfavorable:   25.5%   Unsure:   43.6%                            
      Other or Unknown   37 responses
      Favorable:   40.5%     Unfavorable:   21.6%   Unsure:   37.8%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   930 responses
      Favorable:   37.5%     Unfavorable:   34.6%   Unsure:   27.8%                            
      Female   986 responses
      Favorable:   37.3%     Unfavorable:   29.3%   Unsure:   33.4%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   299 responses
      Favorable:   27.1%     Unfavorable:   30.4%   Unsure:   42.5%                            
      30 to 49   648 responses
      Favorable:   39.2%     Unfavorable:   28.7%   Unsure:   32.1%                            
      50 to 69   661 responses
      Favorable:   38.9%     Unfavorable:   36.3%   Unsure:   24.8%                            
      70 and up   302 responses
      Favorable:   41.4%     Unfavorable:   29.8%   Unsure:   28.8%                            
Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Scott Wagman?   1916 responses
Favorable: 12.9%   Unfavorable: 17.1%   Unsure: 70.0%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   930 responses
      Favorable:   15.7%     Unfavorable:   16.3%   Unsure:   68.0%                            
      Republican Party   596 responses
      Favorable:   10.7%     Unfavorable:   18.5%   Unsure:   70.8%                            
      Independent Voter   390 responses
      Favorable:   9.7%     Unfavorable:   16.7%   Unsure:   73.6%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1417 responses
      Favorable:   13.3%     Unfavorable:   16.2%   Unsure:   70.6%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   377 responses
      Favorable:   11.7%     Unfavorable:   22.0%   Unsure:   66.3%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   23 responses
      Favorable:   8.7%     Unfavorable:   17.4%   Unsure:   73.9%                            
      Hispanic   55 responses
      Favorable:   16.4%     Unfavorable:   10.9%   Unsure:   72.7%                            
      Other or Unknown   37 responses
      Favorable:   10.8%     Unfavorable:   8.1%   Unsure:   81.1%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   930 responses
      Favorable:   13.4%     Unfavorable:   19.8%   Unsure:   66.8%                            
      Female   986 responses
      Favorable:   12.5%     Unfavorable:   14.5%   Unsure:   73.0%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   299 responses
      Favorable:   8.7%     Unfavorable:   17.1%   Unsure:   74.2%                            
      30 to 49   648 responses
      Favorable:   12.5%     Unfavorable:   16.7%   Unsure:   70.8%                            
      50 to 69   661 responses
      Favorable:   15.3%     Unfavorable:   18.3%   Unsure:   66.4%                            
      70 and up   302 responses
      Favorable:   12.9%     Unfavorable:   14.9%   Unsure:   72.2%                            
 
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