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Kathleen Ford, Bill Foster ahead, while Deveron Gibbons, Scott Wagman lag behind in latest poll

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A new poll found mayoral candidates Kathleen Ford and Bill Foster are the frontrunners in the mayoral race.

Ford was slightly ahead, with 22 percent of the vote. Foster had 21 percent of the vote.

The poll, commissioned by the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership, found 23 percent of voters were still undecided.

Tel Opinion Research polled 400 voters. The poll has a margin of error of 3 to 3.5 percent margin, said Robert Kapusta, incoming chairman of the St. Petersburg Downtown Paternship.

Here is how the other candidates fared:

Deveron Gibbons had 11 percent of the vote, Scott Wagman had 10 percent of the vote, Larry Williams had 6 percent, Jamie Bennett had 5 percent, Ed Helm had 1 percent and John Warren had 1 percent.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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