New poll shows close races for Pinellas Commission seats
A poll released on Thursday shows that races for two of the seats on the Pinellas County Commission are very close, but many voters are still undecided.
Conducted on Oct. 3 by StPetePolls, the poll includes survey responses from 396 likely voters across Pinellas County. The results for countywide positions such as Sheriff and Supervisor of Elections have a margin of error of 4.9 percent. For District 7 — whose commissioner is elected solely by residents in that district — the group surveyed 440 voters and had a margin of error of 4.7 percent.
We don't vouch for the accuracy of StPetePolls, but here are their latest results:
In the race for Pinellas County Sheriff do you support Republican Bob Gualtieri or Democrat Scott Swope?Bob Gualtieri: 54.2% Scott Swope: 36.2% Undecided: 9.6% In the race for Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections do you support Republican Deborah Clark or No Party Candidate Jack Killingsworth? Deborah Clark: 56.5% Jack Killingsworth: 30.8% Undecided: 12.7% In the race for Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners District 1 do you support Republican Neil Brickfield or Democrat Janet C. Long? Neil Brickfield: 44.9% Janet C. Long: 43.9% Undecided: 11.2% In the race for Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners District 3 do you support Republican Nancy Bostock or Democrat Charlie Justice?
Nancy Bostock: 43.6% Charlie Justice: 46.3% Undecided: 10.2% In the race for Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners District 7 do you support Republican Buck Walz or Democrat Ken Welch? Buck Walz: 32.9% Ken Welch: 51.2% Undecided: 15.9% In the race for Pinellas County School Board Member District 1 do you support Janet R. Clark or Elliott Stern? Janet R. Clark: 41.3% Elliott Stern: 25.1% Undecided: 33.6% In the race for Pinellas County School Board Member District 7 do you support Rene Flowers or Glenton Glen Gilzean? Rene Flowers: 48.7% Glenton Glen Gilzean: 21.6% Undecided: 29.7% Do you support the renewal of the Pinellas County Schools One-Half Mill Ad Valorem Property Tax? Yes: 40.4% No: 34.1% Undecided: 25.5%