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

Telephone survey of registered voters within the City of St Petersburg, conducted on February 6th, 2013:

In our February St. Petersburg general city poll, we asked questions about the Pier, a Rays new stadium search proposal, and several more questions. The Mayor and City Council both saw their approval ratings drop to their lowest levels ever in our polling. Red light cameras saw their approval rebound slightly after reaching their lowest point in December.

Total people polled: 1729

These results were scientifically weighted by political party, race and age.
Margin of error: 2.4% at a 95% confidence level


In this year's city election, will a candidate's position on the Pier be an important factor in who you vote for?
    Yes:       69.7%
    No:         19.7%
    Unsure:  10.6%

Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job?
    Yes:       38.3%
    No:         61.7%

Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor?
    Yes:       49.1%
    No:         50.9%

Do you think the city installing red light cameras was a good thing?
    Yes:       48.3%
    No:         51.7%

Would you support a plan to allow the Rays baseball team to look at new stadium locations outside of the city if they paid the city's yearly costs for operating Tropicana field and are still bound by the terms of the current contract?
    Yes:       57.2%
    No:         36.4%
    Unsure:    6.4%

Do you think the city should put the question of whether to demolish the inverted pyramid pier on the ballot before its planned demolition date?
    Yes:       66.9%
    No:         27.2%
    Unsure:    5.9%

Do you believe that your taxes will be raised to pay for a new Pier?
    Yes:       74.5%
    No:         18.6%
    Unsure:    6.9%

Do you believe that the approach or bridge out to the Pier needs to be replaced?
    Yes:       39.2%
    No:         42.5%
    Unsure:  18.3%

Do you believe that the existing inverted pyramid pier building can be renovated?
    Yes:       55.7%
    No:         31.6%
    Unsure:  12.8%



DETAILED DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWNS (non-weighted percentages):



In this years city election, will a candidate's position on the Pier be an important factor in who you vote for?   1729 responses
Yes: 69.7%   No: 19.7%   Unsure: 10.6%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   834 responses
      Yes:   64.9%     No:   20.5%   Unsure:   14.6%                            
      Republican Party   534 responses
      Yes:   75.7%     No:   17.4%   Unsure:   6.9%                            
      Independent Voter   361 responses
      Yes:   72.0%     No:   21.3%   Unsure:   6.6%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1285 responses
      Yes:   73.1%     No:   20.1%   Unsure:   6.8%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   334 responses
      Yes:   57.2%     No:   19.2%   Unsure:   23.7%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   19 responses
      Yes:   36.8%     No:   31.6%   Unsure:   31.6%                            
      Hispanic   35 responses
      Yes:   80.0%     No:   5.7%   Unsure:   14.3%                            
      Other or Unknown   44 responses
      Yes:   65.9%     No:   22.7%   Unsure:   11.4%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   807 responses
      Yes:   72.7%     No:   20.2%   Unsure:   7.1%                            
      Female   922 responses
      Yes:   67.0%     No:   19.3%   Unsure:   13.7%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   271 responses
      Yes:   68.3%     No:   21.8%   Unsure:   10.0%                            
      30 to 49   581 responses
      Yes:   68.2%     No:   19.6%   Unsure:   12.2%                            
      50 to 69   589 responses
      Yes:   73.7%     No:   17.8%   Unsure:   8.5%                            
      70 and up   278 responses
      Yes:   65.8%     No:   21.9%   Unsure:   12.2%                            
Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job?   1729 responses
Yes: 38.3%   No: 61.7%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   834 responses
      Yes:   43.4%     No:   56.6%                                
      Republican Party   534 responses
      Yes:   33.3%     No:   66.7%                                
      Independent Voter   361 responses
      Yes:   34.1%     No:   65.9%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1285 responses
      Yes:   36.7%     No:   63.3%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   334 responses
      Yes:   44.3%     No:   55.7%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   19 responses
      Yes:   36.8%     No:   63.2%                                
      Hispanic   35 responses
      Yes:   42.9%     No:   57.1%                                
      Other or Unknown   44 responses
      Yes:   36.4%     No:   63.6%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   807 responses
      Yes:   36.1%     No:   63.9%                                
      Female   922 responses
      Yes:   40.3%     No:   59.7%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   271 responses
      Yes:   42.8%     No:   57.2%                                
      30 to 49   581 responses
      Yes:   37.2%     No:   62.8%                                
      50 to 69   589 responses
      Yes:   36.7%     No:   63.3%                                
      70 and up   278 responses
      Yes:   39.6%     No:   60.4%                                
Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor?   1729 responses
Yes: 49.0%   No: 51.0%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   834 responses
      Yes:   46.9%     No:   53.1%                                
      Republican Party   534 responses
      Yes:   53.2%     No:   46.8%                                
      Independent Voter   361 responses
      Yes:   47.9%     No:   52.1%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1285 responses
      Yes:   49.6%     No:   50.4%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   334 responses
      Yes:   47.0%     No:   53.0%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   19 responses
      Yes:   47.4%     No:   52.6%                                
      Hispanic   35 responses
      Yes:   54.3%     No:   45.7%                                
      Other or Unknown   44 responses
      Yes:   40.9%     No:   59.1%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   807 responses
      Yes:   48.2%     No:   51.8%                                
      Female   922 responses
      Yes:   49.8%     No:   50.2%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   271 responses
      Yes:   55.0%     No:   45.0%                                
      30 to 49   581 responses
      Yes:   50.9%     No:   49.1%                                
      50 to 69   589 responses
      Yes:   44.3%     No:   55.7%                                
      70 and up   278 responses
      Yes:   50.0%     No:   50.0%                                
Do you think the city installing red light cameras was a good thing?   1729 responses
Yes: 48.4%   No: 51.6%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   834 responses
      Yes:   52.5%     No:   47.5%                                
      Republican Party   534 responses
      Yes:   44.8%     No:   55.2%                                
      Independent Voter   361 responses
      Yes:   44.3%     No:   55.7%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1285 responses
      Yes:   48.3%     No:   51.7%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   334 responses
      Yes:   49.1%     No:   50.9%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   19 responses
      Yes:   57.9%     No:   42.1%                                
      Hispanic   35 responses
      Yes:   51.4%     No:   48.6%                                
      Other or Unknown   44 responses
      Yes:   36.4%     No:   63.6%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   807 responses
      Yes:   41.9%     No:   58.1%                                
      Female   922 responses
      Yes:   54.1%     No:   45.9%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   271 responses
      Yes:   42.4%     No:   57.6%                                
      30 to 49   581 responses
      Yes:   41.5%     No:   58.5%                                
      50 to 69   589 responses
      Yes:   50.3%     No:   49.7%                                
      70 and up   278 responses
      Yes:   64.7%     No:   35.3%                                
Would you support a plan to allow the Rays baseball team to look at new stadium locations outside of the city if they paid the city's yearly costs for operating Tropicana field and are still bound by the terms of the current contract?   1729 responses
Yes: 57.3%   No: 36.3%   Unsure: 6.4%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   834 responses
      Yes:   54.7%     No:   38.7%   Unsure:   6.6%                            
      Republican Party   534 responses
      Yes:   59.6%     No:   35.0%   Unsure:   5.4%                            
      Independent Voter   361 responses
      Yes:   60.1%     No:   32.7%   Unsure:   7.2%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1285 responses
      Yes:   61.2%     No:   33.1%   Unsure:   5.7%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   334 responses
      Yes:   47.3%     No:   44.9%   Unsure:   7.8%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   19 responses
      Yes:   42.1%     No:   42.1%   Unsure:   15.8%                            
      Hispanic   35 responses
      Yes:   37.1%     No:   48.6%   Unsure:   14.3%                            
      Other or Unknown   44 responses
      Yes:   43.2%     No:   52.3%   Unsure:   4.5%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   807 responses
      Yes:   58.9%     No:   34.9%   Unsure:   6.2%                            
      Female   922 responses
      Yes:   56.0%     No:   37.5%   Unsure:   6.5%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   271 responses
      Yes:   47.2%     No:   45.8%   Unsure:   7.0%                            
      30 to 49   581 responses
      Yes:   53.9%     No:   39.1%   Unsure:   7.1%                            
      50 to 69   589 responses
      Yes:   63.3%     No:   31.6%   Unsure:   5.1%                            
      70 and up   278 responses
      Yes:   61.2%     No:   31.7%   Unsure:   7.2%                            
Do you think the city should put the question of whether to demolish the inverted pyramid pier on the ballot before its planned demolition date?   1729 responses
Yes: 67.0%   No: 27.2%   Unsure: 5.8%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   834 responses
      Yes:   62.5%     No:   31.2%   Unsure:   6.4%                            
      Republican Party   534 responses
      Yes:   73.8%     No:   21.7%   Unsure:   4.5%                            
      Independent Voter   361 responses
      Yes:   67.3%     No:   26.0%   Unsure:   6.6%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1285 responses
      Yes:   68.9%     No:   26.4%   Unsure:   4.7%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   334 responses
      Yes:   62.0%     No:   29.0%   Unsure:   9.0%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   19 responses
      Yes:   63.2%     No:   15.8%   Unsure:   21.1%                            
      Hispanic   35 responses
      Yes:   54.3%     No:   40.0%   Unsure:   5.7%                            
      Other or Unknown   44 responses
      Yes:   63.6%     No:   29.5%   Unsure:   6.8%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   807 responses
      Yes:   67.5%     No:   28.1%   Unsure:   4.3%                            
      Female   922 responses
      Yes:   66.5%     No:   26.4%   Unsure:   7.2%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   271 responses
      Yes:   63.8%     No:   31.4%   Unsure:   4.8%                            
      30 to 49   581 responses
      Yes:   64.9%     No:   28.9%   Unsure:   6.2%                            
      50 to 69   589 responses
      Yes:   71.5%     No:   24.4%   Unsure:   4.1%                            
      70 and up   278 responses
      Yes:   66.2%     No:   24.5%   Unsure:   9.4%                            
Do you believe that your taxes will be raised to pay for a new Pier?   1729 responses
Yes: 74.6%   No: 18.4%   Unsure: 6.9%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   834 responses
      Yes:   71.7%     No:   20.1%   Unsure:   8.2%                            
      Republican Party   534 responses
      Yes:   80.5%     No:   14.0%   Unsure:   5.4%                            
      Independent Voter   361 responses
      Yes:   72.6%     No:   21.1%   Unsure:   6.4%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1285 responses
      Yes:   74.3%     No:   18.6%   Unsure:   7.1%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   334 responses
      Yes:   76.3%     No:   16.8%   Unsure:   6.9%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   19 responses
      Yes:   68.4%     No:   31.6%   Unsure:  0%                            
      Hispanic   35 responses
      Yes:   62.9%     No:   25.7%   Unsure:   11.4%                            
      Other or Unknown   44 responses
      Yes:   79.5%     No:   15.9%   Unsure:   4.5%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   807 responses
      Yes:   73.6%     No:   20.0%   Unsure:   6.4%                            
      Female   922 responses
      Yes:   75.5%     No:   17.1%   Unsure:   7.4%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   271 responses
      Yes:   68.3%     No:   22.5%   Unsure:   9.2%                            
      30 to 49   581 responses
      Yes:   72.1%     No:   21.3%   Unsure:   6.5%                            
      50 to 69   589 responses
      Yes:   80.0%     No:   14.6%   Unsure:   5.4%                            
      70 and up   278 responses
      Yes:   74.1%     No:   16.9%   Unsure:   9.0%                            
Do you believe that the approach or bridge out to the Pier needs to be replaced?   1729 responses
Yes: 39.3%   No: 42.3%   Unsure: 18.4%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   834 responses
      Yes:   42.4%     No:   39.9%   Unsure:   17.6%                            
      Republican Party   534 responses
      Yes:   35.2%     No:   44.2%   Unsure:   20.6%                            
      Independent Voter   361 responses
      Yes:   38.0%     No:   45.2%   Unsure:   16.9%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1285 responses
      Yes:   38.6%     No:   42.3%   Unsure:   19.1%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   334 responses
      Yes:   43.1%     No:   40.1%   Unsure:   16.8%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   19 responses
      Yes:   36.8%     No:   57.9%   Unsure:   5.3%                            
      Hispanic   35 responses
      Yes:   37.1%     No:   42.9%   Unsure:   20.0%                            
      Other or Unknown   44 responses
      Yes:   34.1%     No:   50.0%   Unsure:   15.9%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   807 responses
      Yes:   41.8%     No:   42.1%   Unsure:   16.1%                            
      Female   922 responses
      Yes:   37.1%     No:   42.5%   Unsure:   20.4%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   271 responses
      Yes:   35.4%     No:   52.4%   Unsure:   12.2%                            
      30 to 49   581 responses
      Yes:   39.8%     No:   42.0%   Unsure:   18.2%                            
      50 to 69   589 responses
      Yes:   38.7%     No:   41.4%   Unsure:   19.9%                            
      70 and up   278 responses
      Yes:   43.5%     No:   34.5%   Unsure:   21.9%                            
Do you believe that the existing inverted pyramid pier building can be renovated?   1729 responses
Yes: 55.8%   No: 31.4%   Unsure: 12.8%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   834 responses
      Yes:   56.4%     No:   30.9%   Unsure:   12.7%                            
      Republican Party   534 responses
      Yes:   57.7%     No:   30.0%   Unsure:   12.4%                            
      Independent Voter   361 responses
      Yes:   51.8%     No:   34.6%   Unsure:   13.6%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1285 responses
      Yes:   54.3%     No:   32.9%   Unsure:   12.8%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   334 responses
      Yes:   62.6%     No:   24.3%   Unsure:   13.2%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   19 responses
      Yes:   47.4%     No:   42.1%   Unsure:   10.5%                            
      Hispanic   35 responses
      Yes:   48.6%     No:   34.3%   Unsure:   17.1%                            
      Other or Unknown   44 responses
      Yes:   56.8%     No:   31.8%   Unsure:   11.4%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   807 responses
      Yes:   52.7%     No:   35.7%   Unsure:   11.6%                            
      Female   922 responses
      Yes:   58.6%     No:   27.7%   Unsure:   13.8%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   271 responses
      Yes:   59.0%     No:   32.5%   Unsure:   8.5%                            
      30 to 49   581 responses
      Yes:   54.4%     No:   33.0%   Unsure:   12.6%                            
      50 to 69   589 responses
      Yes:   56.4%     No:   30.7%   Unsure:   12.9%                            
      70 and up   278 responses
      Yes:   54.3%     No:   28.4%   Unsure:   17.3%                            
 
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