Poll: St. Pete Supports Sign Spinners, Opposes Rays Stadium
The poll also showed increased support for City Council and the Mayor. What the city does not support is financing a new Rays Stadium.
After its general election success, StPetePolls has released another of its local polls.
According to results of its November survey, Mayor Bill Foster, City Council, the creation of a foreclosure registry and sign spinners all received support.
The telephone survey of 1,424 registered voters within St Petersburg was conducted on Nov. 12.
Foster has a 55 percent approval rating, which is his highest since June. Council's approval rating edged above 50 percent for the first time since July.
Items that did not garner public support include red light cameras, and public financing for a new Rays stadium.
Opposition to a new Rays stadium is severe in the new poll. Nearly 70 percent of respondents said they did not want the city taking out loans to help build a new Rays baseball stadium.
Recently, CityScape presented a plan to build a new Rays stadium in the Carillon Park area of St. Petersburg, which is just west of the Howard Franklin Bridge.
Foster has been open to building a new stadium at that location and is hoping the Rays will support that option, as well. However, Foster recently denied the Rays request to seek stadium options in Tampa and Hillsborough County in a letter he sent to Rays ownership.