Jones gets bump, but Krewson still leads in latest poll


ST. LOUIS – The latest poll from The Missouri Times commissioned by Remington Research Group has good news for the two women in the Democratic Primary. St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones received a 5-point bump to 13 percent, putting her within the margin of error of second and third place candidates President of the Board of Alderman Lewis Reed (15 percent) and Alderman Antonio French (14 percent).

However, Alderman Lyda Krewson expanded her lead over those three candidates with a 3-point gain of her own to move up to 36 percent over last week’s poll.

The results should come as some sign of relief for Jones who had been flagging behind the three other major candidates. This week, the city treasurer landed a major endorsement from friend and one-time House colleague, former Secretary of State Jason Kander. Kander has become a major progressive voice at the national level, and for a progressive candidate like Jones, his endorsement was welcome.

Still, Jones still sits far behind Krewson, whose lead has grown increasingly large in The Missouri Times’ polling over the past few weeks. This week, Krewson went on St. Louis Public Radio’s Politically Speaking where she came out in favor of “some form of reunification” between St. Louis City and County, spoke about Slay’s endorsement of her candidacy, and much more., The full 50-plus minute interview can be heard here.

The same poll found almost a majority of St. Louisans (47 percent) approved of Mayor Francis Slay’s performance in his tenure as mayor. Only 26 percent disapproved, while the remainder were unsure.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department had a favorable approval rating as well. Fifty-two percent of St. Louis residents approved of the job the department has done while only 24 percent disapprove.

The poll was conducted Feb. 7 and 8 from 803 likely Democratic primary voters in St. Louis weighted on the likely turnout of various demographics. The margin of error is +/- 3.43 percent.