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Two thirds in new poll give Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn average or better ratings



Bob Buckhorn followed a popular two-term mayor, so he says he's not surprised that many residents have yet to buy into his agenda at City Hall.

In a new St. Petersburg Times/Bay News 9 poll, 66 percent of respondents say Buckhorn has done an average or better job since taking office in April. Thirty-nine percent rate his performance good or excellent.

But nearly a quarter, 23 percent, have yet to make up their minds about Buckhorn, while 8 percent rate him "not so good" or poor.

"Change is always difficult, and moving the city in a different direction is not without controversy," said Buckhorn, who has launched an ambitious and wide-ranging effort to make City Hall more business-friendly. "But for the most part, people are excited about that opportunity. Certainly I am."

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[Last modified: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 7:09am]


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