Former Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch has grown his lead in the St. Petersburg Mayor’s race to nearly six percentage points, with nearly 31% support. St. Pete City Council member Robert Blackmon trails with just over 25% support.
The St. Pete Polls survey puts both men in position to secure a spot in the top-two General Election Nov. 2, if the results translate to the Aug. 24 Primary.
But it’s a backslide for City Council member Darden Rice, who, as a once frontrunner for the seat, dropped to just 16% support in the most recent poll, from 17% in July.
– Janelle Irwin, Florida Politics