Former Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch is leading City Council member Robert Blackmon by a healthy margin in the race for St. Petersburg Mayor, according to the latest results from a St. Pete Polls survey.
The poll, the first since the Aug. 24 Primary, shows Welch with 53% support to Blackmon’s 36%, with 11% of voters still unsure in the race.
That’s a troubling data point for Blackmon because it shows even if undecided voters broke his way, it still wouldn’t be enough to bridge the gap with Welch.
The lead is well outside the poll’s 4.5% margin of error.
– Kelly Hayes, Florida Politics