Krewson maintains lead, soccer stadium faces uphill fight, new poll says

   

ST. LOUIS – Alderwoman Lyda Krewson strengthened her grip on the St. Louis mayoral race, according to a new poll from the Missouri Times and Remington Research Group.

While last week’s poll showed Krewson with 27 percent of the vote, she now holds 29 percent of the electorate according to Thursday’s poll. President of the Board of Aldermen Lewis Reed and Alderman Antonio French held steady at 18 and 13 percent, respectively, while St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones dropped from 9 percent to 8 percent, rounding out the top four candidates.

Twenty-four percent of St. Louis voters remain undecided.

Krewson again dominated white voters, as she did last week, with roughly half (48 percent) of white respondents saying they would vote for her. Reed and French split 25 percent and 21 percent of the African-American vote, while 23 percent of African-American respondents remain undecided. Jones earned 10 percent of the African-American vote.

The poll also found 44 percent of voters believe crime should be the primary focus of the next mayor with economic development (20 percent) and education (12 percent) being the next most important priorities of likely voters.

In a rough turn for SC STL, 61 percent of respondents said they did not approve of using tax money to build a new MLS soccer stadium. Only 22 percent supported the proposal, and 17 percent were unsure.

Missouri Times publisher Scott Faughn broke the news on KMOX with Mark Reardon, and the Missouri Times will have a new St. Louis city-based poll every week until the election.

The survey was conducted from Jan. 24-25 and had a margin of error of +/- 3.16 percent. Respondents were weighted to mirror likely voter turnout. The full results of the poll can be viewed below.