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St.Petersburg: Polls shows tight mayoral race between Bill Foster and Rick Kriseman




After gaining early momentum in the St. Petersburg mayoral race, Kathleen Ford is trailing a week before the primary election.

The race is coming down to Mayor Bill Foster and Rick Kriseman, according to poll done by and commissioned by blogger and political consultant Peter Schorsch.

The latest poll pegs Foster at 33 percent and Kriseman at 32 percent. Ford, who once topped early polls, came in at 22 percent. Fringe candidates Paul Congemi and Anthony Cates recorded a combined 4 percent. Undecided voters pulled 9 percent, the poll shows.

As of Monday, 23,000 residents have voted already in the Aug. 27 primary. Voters had returned 36.5 percent of the 63,094 absentee ballots sent by the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office.

The race’s final days could come down to swaying undecided voters. Foster is telling undecided voters that they hold the key to the election. Kriseman is also calling those voters.



[Last modified: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 10:07am]


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