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

Telephone survey of registered voters within the City of St Petersburg, conducted on May 1st, 2013:

In our May St. Petersburg general city poll, we asked questions about the Pier, recycling, homelessness, 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 March.

Total people polled: 1653

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


If the Pier referendum election were held today, would you vote yes to terminate the Lens Pier project or no to continue with the project?
    Yes, to terminate the Lens Pier project:       67.2%
    No, to continue with the Lens Pier project:   27.8%
    Undecided:                                                 5.0%

Do you think that the current inverted pyramid pier should be kept open until a vote on the future of the pier can be held, even if it costs extra money to do so?
    Yes:       68.1%
    No:         26.6%
    Unsure:    5.3%

Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job?
    Yes:       33.6%
    No:         66.5%

Do you think the city installing red light cameras was a good thing?
    Yes:       43.6%
    No:         56.4%

Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor?
    Yes:       47.6%
    No:         52.4%

Do you think the city should have universal curbside recycling instead of the optional curbside recycling that is offered now?
    Yes:       65.2%
    No:         27.6%
    Unsure:    7.2%

Do you think city leaders are doing enough to address homelessness in St. Petersburg?
    Yes:       30.8%
    No:         59.8%
    Unsure:    9.4%



DETAILED DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWNS (non-weighted percentages):



If the Pier referendum election were held today, would you vote yes to terminate the Lens Pier project or no to continue with the project?   1653 responses
Yes: 67.5%   No: 27.6%   Undecided: 5.0%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   821 responses
      Yes:   63.6%     No:   30.0%   Undecided:   6.5%                            
      Republican Party   487 responses
      Yes:   75.8%     No:   22.4%   Undecided:   1.8%                            
      Independent Voter   345 responses
      Yes:   64.9%     No:   29.3%   Undecided:   5.8%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1184 responses
      Yes:   70.9%     No:   25.7%   Undecided:   3.4%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   363 responses
      Yes:   60.9%     No:   29.5%   Undecided:   9.6%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   16 responses
      Yes:   25.0%     No:   75.0%   Undecided:  0%                            
      Hispanic   49 responses
      Yes:   49.0%     No:   44.9%   Undecided:   6.1%                            
      Other or Unknown   31 responses
      Yes:   64.5%     No:   25.8%   Undecided:   9.7%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   757 responses
      Yes:   63.0%     No:   31.8%   Undecided:   5.2%                            
      Female   896 responses
      Yes:   71.2%     No:   24.0%   Undecided:   4.8%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   285 responses
      Yes:   59.3%     No:   33.3%   Undecided:   7.4%                            
      30 to 49   562 responses
      Yes:   61.7%     No:   33.1%   Undecided:   5.2%                            
      50 to 69   578 responses
      Yes:   72.7%     No:   24.2%   Undecided:   3.1%                            
      70 and up   220 responses
      Yes:   78.6%     No:   15.0%   Undecided:   6.4%                            
Do you think that the current inverted pyramid pier should be kept open until a vote on the future of the pier can be held, even if it costs extra money to do so?   1653 responses
Yes: 68.4%   No: 26.4%   Unsure: 5.2%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   821 responses
      Yes:   68.8%     No:   25.7%   Unsure:   5.5%                            
      Republican Party   487 responses
      Yes:   71.0%     No:   24.4%   Unsure:   4.5%                            
      Independent Voter   345 responses
      Yes:   63.5%     No:   31.0%   Unsure:   5.5%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1184 responses
      Yes:   68.5%     No:   27.1%   Unsure:   4.4%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   363 responses
      Yes:   70.2%     No:   22.9%   Unsure:   6.9%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   16 responses
      Yes:   43.8%     No:   50.0%   Unsure:   6.2%                            
      Hispanic   49 responses
      Yes:   57.1%     No:   34.7%   Unsure:   8.2%                            
      Other or Unknown   31 responses
      Yes:   77.4%     No:   12.9%   Unsure:   9.7%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   757 responses
      Yes:   64.3%     No:   29.9%   Unsure:   5.8%                            
      Female   896 responses
      Yes:   71.8%     No:   23.5%   Unsure:   4.7%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   285 responses
      Yes:   59.3%     No:   34.7%   Unsure:   6.0%                            
      30 to 49   562 responses
      Yes:   65.7%     No:   28.6%   Unsure:   5.7%                            
      50 to 69   578 responses
      Yes:   71.6%     No:   24.6%   Unsure:   3.8%                            
      70 and up   220 responses
      Yes:   78.6%     No:   14.5%   Unsure:   6.8%                            
Do you approve of how the City Council is doing their job?   1653 responses
Yes: 33.5%   No: 66.5%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   821 responses
      Yes:   38.7%     No:   61.3%                                
      Republican Party   487 responses
      Yes:   25.9%     No:   74.1%                                
      Independent Voter   345 responses
      Yes:   31.6%     No:   68.4%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1184 responses
      Yes:   30.8%     No:   69.2%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   363 responses
      Yes:   40.2%     No:   59.8%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   16 responses
      Yes:   50.0%     No:   50.0%                                
      Hispanic   49 responses
      Yes:   30.6%     No:   69.4%                                
      Other or Unknown   31 responses
      Yes:   48.4%     No:   51.6%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   757 responses
      Yes:   35.1%     No:   64.9%                                
      Female   896 responses
      Yes:   32.0%     No:   68.0%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   285 responses
      Yes:   38.6%     No:   61.4%                                
      30 to 49   562 responses
      Yes:   37.4%     No:   62.6%                                
      50 to 69   578 responses
      Yes:   30.1%     No:   69.9%                                
      70 and up   220 responses
      Yes:   25.9%     No:   74.1%                                
Do you think the city installing red light cameras was a good thing?   1653 responses
Yes: 43.6%   No: 56.4%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   821 responses
      Yes:   43.2%     No:   56.8%                                
      Republican Party   487 responses
      Yes:   46.0%     No:   54.0%                                
      Independent Voter   345 responses
      Yes:   41.2%     No:   58.8%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1184 responses
      Yes:   45.9%     No:   54.1%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   363 responses
      Yes:   35.8%     No:   64.2%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   16 responses
      Yes:   37.5%     No:   62.5%                                
      Hispanic   49 responses
      Yes:   46.9%     No:   53.1%                                
      Other or Unknown   31 responses
      Yes:   41.9%     No:   58.1%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   757 responses
      Yes:   39.6%     No:   60.4%                                
      Female   896 responses
      Yes:   47.0%     No:   53.0%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   285 responses
      Yes:   38.2%     No:   61.8%                                
      30 to 49   562 responses
      Yes:   39.5%     No:   60.5%                                
      50 to 69   578 responses
      Yes:   43.8%     No:   56.2%                                
      70 and up   220 responses
      Yes:   60.5%     No:   39.5%                                
Do you approve of how Bill Foster is doing as Mayor?   1653 responses
Yes: 47.5%   No: 52.5%                                
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   821 responses
      Yes:   47.3%     No:   52.7%                                
      Republican Party   487 responses
      Yes:   49.7%     No:   50.3%                                
      Independent Voter   345 responses
      Yes:   45.2%     No:   54.8%                                
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1184 responses
      Yes:   47.6%     No:   52.4%                                
      Black, Not Hispanic   363 responses
      Yes:   46.6%     No:   53.4%                                
      Asian or Pacific Islander   16 responses
      Yes:   62.5%     No:   37.5%                                
      Hispanic   49 responses
      Yes:   46.9%     No:   53.1%                                
      Other or Unknown   31 responses
      Yes:   45.2%     No:   54.8%                                
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   757 responses
      Yes:   46.8%     No:   53.2%                                
      Female   896 responses
      Yes:   48.2%     No:   51.8%                                
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   285 responses
      Yes:   54.0%     No:   46.0%                                
      30 to 49   562 responses
      Yes:   48.8%     No:   51.2%                                
      50 to 69   578 responses
      Yes:   43.8%     No:   56.2%                                
      70 and up   220 responses
      Yes:   45.9%     No:   54.1%                                
Do you think the city should have universal curbside recycling instead of the optional curbside recycling that is offered now?   1653 responses
Yes: 65.0%   No: 27.8%   Unsure: 7.3%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   821 responses
      Yes:   68.2%     No:   24.1%   Unsure:   7.7%                            
      Republican Party   487 responses
      Yes:   56.5%     No:   37.2%   Unsure:   6.4%                            
      Independent Voter   345 responses
      Yes:   69.3%     No:   23.2%   Unsure:   7.5%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1184 responses
      Yes:   65.6%     No:   28.0%   Unsure:   6.4%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   363 responses
      Yes:   60.6%     No:   28.4%   Unsure:   11.0%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   16 responses
      Yes:   87.5%     No:   12.5%   Unsure:  0%                            
      Hispanic   49 responses
      Yes:   71.4%     No:   24.5%   Unsure:   4.1%                            
      Other or Unknown   31 responses
      Yes:   67.7%     No:   25.8%   Unsure:   6.5%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   757 responses
      Yes:   62.9%     No:   30.8%   Unsure:   6.3%                            
      Female   896 responses
      Yes:   66.7%     No:   25.2%   Unsure:   8.0%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   285 responses
      Yes:   69.8%     No:   22.5%   Unsure:   7.7%                            
      30 to 49   562 responses
      Yes:   66.4%     No:   27.2%   Unsure:   6.4%                            
      50 to 69   578 responses
      Yes:   62.8%     No:   30.3%   Unsure:   6.9%                            
      70 and up   220 responses
      Yes:   59.5%     No:   30.5%   Unsure:   10.0%                            
Do you think city leaders are doing enough to address homelessness in St. Petersburg?   1653 responses
Yes: 30.9%   No: 59.6%   Unsure: 9.5%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   821 responses
      Yes:   23.1%     No:   67.5%   Unsure:   9.4%                            
      Republican Party   487 responses
      Yes:   44.1%     No:   45.8%   Unsure:   10.1%                            
      Independent Voter   345 responses
      Yes:   30.4%     No:   60.6%   Unsure:   9.0%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   1184 responses
      Yes:   35.6%     No:   54.4%   Unsure:   10.1%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   363 responses
      Yes:   17.1%     No:   73.8%   Unsure:   9.1%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   16 responses
      Yes:   25.0%     No:   75.0%   Unsure:  0%                            
      Hispanic   49 responses
      Yes:   22.4%     No:   69.4%   Unsure:   8.2%                            
      Other or Unknown   31 responses
      Yes:   29.0%     No:   67.7%   Unsure:   3.2%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   757 responses
      Yes:   33.4%     No:   57.7%   Unsure:   8.9%                            
      Female   896 responses
      Yes:   28.7%     No:   61.3%   Unsure:   10.0%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   285 responses
      Yes:   21.1%     No:   69.1%   Unsure:   9.8%                            
      30 to 49   562 responses
      Yes:   29.5%     No:   61.0%   Unsure:   9.4%                            
      50 to 69   578 responses
      Yes:   33.9%     No:   57.8%   Unsure:   8.3%                            
      70 and up   220 responses
      Yes:   39.5%     No:   47.7%   Unsure:   12.7%                            
 
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