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Foster supporters say city is heading in the right direction



ST. PETERSBURG -- People who like Mayor Rick Baker and are confident about the city's future are more likely to vote for mayoral candidate Bill Foster.

Meanwhile, most of mayoral candidate Kathleen Ford's supporters, or 52 percent, say the city is heading in the wrong direction, according to a cross tabulation of attitudes and issues by mayoral candidate choice based on the results of the St. Petersburg Times/Bay News 9 poll.

This isn't so surprising, considering Ford is a frequent Baker critic and Foster isn't.

We also asked voters who they backed in the September primary.

It looks as if Ford picked up all of Ed Helm's voters and most of Scott Wagman's supporters. Foster is attracting voters who backed Jamie Bennett, Deveron Gibbons and Larry Williams.

Gibbons' supporters were the most undecided.

Cristina Silva, Times Staff Writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:14pm]


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