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Times poll: Early look at '09 mayor's race



The Buzz knows there's still two years to go, but it's never too early to prepare for "LAB"... Life After Baker. The St. Petersburg Times is publishing the results of a poll tomorrow that handicaps the 2009 mayor's race in St. Petersburg. Here's the sneak peak.

Sixty-five percent of city voters don't know who they would choose if the election were held today. Among those that have a preference:

* 14 percent support City Council member Bill Foster
* 11 percent support City Council member Rene Flowers
* 8 percent support City Council chairman Jamie Bennett
* 2 percent support Deveron Gibbons, member of the St. Petersburg College Board of Trustees

Choices didn't include Ken Welch and Goliath Davis, who say they're not running and Terry Brett, who we hear is still mulling it over. Survey is 616 city voters and has a 4 percent margin of error.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:09pm]


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