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Ford, Foster are close in new poll



ST. PETERSBURG — With two weeks remaining in the mayoral campaign, candidates Kathleen Ford and Bill Foster are virtually tied, with nearly a quarter of voters undecided, a new St. Petersburg Times/Bay News 9 poll shows.

Ford leads with 39 percent, followed by Foster with 34 percent, according to a poll of 608 registered St. Petersburg voters who said they definitely plan to vote in the Nov. 3 general election.

"If I were him, I would redouble my efforts, because any campaign wants to keep fighting when they are two points behind or more," said Judithanne Scour­field McLauchlan, director of the Center for Civic Engagement at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and a political science professor who has closely monitored the election.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:13pm]


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