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

Telephone survey of registered voters within the City of St Petersburg, conducted on September 17th and 18th, 2012:

In our mid-September St. Petersburg general city poll, we asked about a possible new Rays baseball stadium, the Lens pier, bonuses for city employees and several more questions. The Pier question generated more feedback from respondents than we have ever had before, most of them not happy about the lack of a "refurbishment" or "other" option. The Mayor and City Council both saw their approval ratings rebound slightly after dropping last month. Red light cameras saw their approval go down slightly.

Total people polled: 1876

These results were scientifically weighted by political party, race, gender and age.
Margin of error: 2.3% at a 95% confidence level


Would you support building a new Rays baseball stadium in the Carillon area of north St Petersburg?
Yes: 42.1%
No: 57.9%

Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job?
Yes: 43.8%
No: 56.2%

Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor?
Yes: 52.5%
No: 47.5%

Do you think the city installing red light cameras was a good thing?
Yes: 50.7%
No: 49.3%

If there were only these two options, would you rather build the Lens Pier design or have no pier at all?
Build the Lens pier: 48.3%
Build no pier at all: 51.7%

Would you support raises or one time bonuses next year for city employees who have not received raises in over 4 years?
Yes: 67.1%
No: 32.9%



DETAILED DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWNS (non-weighted percentages):



Would you support building a new Rays baseball stadium in the Carillon area of north St Petersburg? 1876 responses
Yes: 42.1% No: 57.9%
Political Party Breakdown:
Democratic Party 1111 responses
Yes: 42.1% No: 57.9%
Republican Party 731 responses
Yes: 39.7% No: 60.3%
Independent Voter 560 responses
Yes: 39.6% No: 60.4%
Race Breakdown:
White, Not Hispanic 1785 responses
Yes: 39.9% No: 60.1%
Black, Not Hispanic 418 responses
Yes: 41.1% No: 58.9%
Asian or Pacific Islander 43 responses
Yes: 62.8% No: 37.2%
Other or Unknown 73 responses
Yes: 39.7% No: 60.3%
Gender Breakdown:
Male 1095 responses
Yes: 41.7% No: 58.3%
Female 1274 responses
Yes: 40.0% No: 60.0%
Age Breakdown:
18 to 29 422 responses
Yes: 36.5% No: 63.5%
30 to 49 767 responses
Yes: 42.4% No: 57.6%
50 to 69 790 responses
Yes: 41.9% No: 58.1%
70 and up 420 responses
Yes: 40.0% No: 60.0%
Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job? 1876 responses
Yes: 43.7% No: 56.3%
Political Party Breakdown:
Democratic Party 948 responses
Yes: 43.9% No: 56.1%
Republican Party 651 responses
Yes: 43.6% No: 56.4%
Independent Voter 488 responses
Yes: 44.3% No: 55.7%
Race Breakdown:
White, Not Hispanic 1574 responses
Yes: 44.3% No: 55.7%
Black, Not Hispanic 351 responses
Yes: 41.9% No: 58.1%
Asian or Pacific Islander 33 responses
Yes: 57.6% No: 42.4%
Other or Unknown 61 responses
Yes: 39.3% No: 60.7%
Gender Breakdown:
Male 959 responses
Yes: 42.1% No: 57.9%
Female 1098 responses
Yes: 45.8% No: 54.2%
Age Breakdown:
18 to 29 357 responses
Yes: 39.2% No: 60.8%
30 to 49 668 responses
Yes: 46.7% No: 53.3%
50 to 69 693 responses
Yes: 43.7% No: 56.3%
70 and up 366 responses
Yes: 44.0% No: 56.0%
Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor? 1876 responses
Yes: 52.5% No: 47.5%
Political Party Breakdown:
Democratic Party 897 responses
Yes: 47.7% No: 52.3%
Republican Party 630 responses
Yes: 60.5% No: 39.5%
Independent Voter 459 responses
Yes: 51.6% No: 48.4%
Race Breakdown:
White, Not Hispanic 1509 responses
Yes: 53.7% No: 46.3%
Black, Not Hispanic 323 responses
Yes: 47.1% No: 52.9%
Asian or Pacific Islander 33 responses
Yes: 63.6% No: 36.4%
Other or Unknown 56 responses
Yes: 48.2% No: 51.8%
Gender Breakdown:
Male 919 responses
Yes: 49.8% No: 50.2%
Female 1039 responses
Yes: 55.4% No: 44.6%
Age Breakdown:
18 to 29 334 responses
Yes: 49.1% No: 50.9%
30 to 49 632 responses
Yes: 54.7% No: 45.3%
50 to 69 666 responses
Yes: 52.1% No: 47.9%
70 and up 352 responses
Yes: 53.7% No: 46.3%
Do you think the city installing red light cameras was a good thing? 1876 responses
Yes: 50.7% No: 49.3%
Political Party Breakdown:
Democratic Party 879 responses
Yes: 50.7% No: 49.3%
Republican Party 622 responses
Yes: 50.0% No: 50.0%
Independent Voter 452 responses
Yes: 52.0% No: 48.0%
Race Breakdown:
White, Not Hispanic 1485 responses
Yes: 51.6% No: 48.4%
Black, Not Hispanic 317 responses
Yes: 48.6% No: 51.4%
Asian or Pacific Islander 33 responses
Yes: 51.5% No: 48.5%
Other or Unknown 55 responses
Yes: 50.9% No: 49.1%
Gender Breakdown:
Male 908 responses
Yes: 45.8% No: 54.2%
Female 1017 responses
Yes: 55.3% No: 44.7%
Age Breakdown:
18 to 29 329 responses
Yes: 41.9% No: 58.1%
30 to 49 624 responses
Yes: 46.2% No: 53.8%
50 to 69 653 responses
Yes: 52.2% No: 47.8%
70 and up 345 responses
Yes: 64.9% No: 35.1%
If there were only these two options, would you rather build the Lens Pier design or have no pier at all? 1876 responses
Build the Lens pier: 48.1% Build no pier at all: 51.9%
Political Party Breakdown:
Democratic Party 859 responses
Build the Lens pier: 48.7% Build no pier at all: 51.3%
Republican Party 605 responses
Build the Lens pier: 46.1% Build no pier at all: 53.9%
Independent Voter 440 responses
Build the Lens pier: 50.2% Build no pier at all: 49.8%
Race Breakdown:
White, Not Hispanic 1448 responses
Build the Lens pier: 45.1% Build no pier at all: 54.9%
Black, Not Hispanic 308 responses
Build the Lens pier: 56.2% Build no pier at all: 43.8%
Asian or Pacific Islander 32 responses
Build the Lens pier: 65.6% Build no pier at all: 34.4%
Other or Unknown 53 responses
Build the Lens pier: 58.5% Build no pier at all: 41.5%
Gender Breakdown:
Male 888 responses
Build the Lens pier: 49.1% Build no pier at all: 50.9%
Female 989 responses
Build the Lens pier: 47.1% Build no pier at all: 52.9%
Age Breakdown:
18 to 29 322 responses
Build the Lens pier: 51.6% Build no pier at all: 48.4%
30 to 49 615 responses
Build the Lens pier: 54.5% Build no pier at all: 45.5%
50 to 69 639 responses
Build the Lens pier: 47.9% Build no pier at all: 52.1%
70 and up 326 responses
Build the Lens pier: 34.0% Build no pier at all: 66.0%
Would you support raises or one time bonuses next year for city employees who have not received raises in over 4 years? 1876 responses
Yes: 67.0% No: 33.0%
Political Party Breakdown:
Democratic Party 851 responses
Yes: 73.7% No: 26.3%
Republican Party 596 responses
Yes: 58.6% No: 41.4%
Independent Voter 430 responses
Yes: 65.1% No: 34.9%
Race Breakdown:
White, Not Hispanic 1429 responses
Yes: 64.3% No: 35.7%
Black, Not Hispanic 303 responses
Yes: 79.5% No: 20.5%
Asian or Pacific Islander 31 responses
Yes: 51.6% No: 48.4%
Other or Unknown 51 responses
Yes: 76.5% No: 23.5%
Gender Breakdown:
Male 877 responses
Yes: 65.6% No: 34.4%
Female 974 responses
Yes: 68.4% No: 31.6%
Age Breakdown:
18 to 29 317 responses
Yes: 69.7% No: 30.3%
30 to 49 608 responses
Yes: 68.6% No: 31.4%
50 to 69 630 responses
Yes: 64.9% No: 35.1%
70 and up 320 responses
Yes: 65.0% No: 35.0%
 
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