Emergency room physician Jim Davison leads in a new poll of the Tampa City Council District 7 race, but the majority of those surveyed say they aren’t sure who they will be voting for yet in the Nov. 8 election.
The survey comes from St.Pete Polls, an automatic robocall pollster, which interviewed 402 voters in the district from Oct. 14 to 16. It has a margin of error at plus-minus 4.9 percent.
Davison receives 27 percent of support in the poll, dwarfing his next-closest competitor, Avis Harrison, who is at 10 percent. Cyril Spiro (8.3) and Orlando Gudes (7.7) are at 8 percent, Luis Veira is at 7 percent, and Gene Siudut is at 4 percent.
However, the majority of those surveyed, or 36 percent, said they weren’t certain all who they were going to vote for in the election to replace Lisa Montelione, who is leaving the board after five-and-half years to run for a state House seat.
If no candidate receives 50 percent or more of the vote on Nov. 8, there will be a runoff election in December.
St.Pete Polls calls only landlines, and not cellphones for their survey. St. Pete Polls say the results are then weighted to account for proportional differences between the respondents’ demographics and the demographics of the active voter population for Tampa Florida’s 7th City Council District.