Governor Jim Douglas remains very popular among voters as he prepares to step
down after eight years in office. It defies what often happens in a political
career, when those in office tend to wear out their welcome over time.
a slim margin, Vermont voters favor shutting down the Vermont Yankee nuclear
plant when its license expires in 2012. And
they also support consolidating school districts to save money, even if that
results in closing smaller schools.
are raising concerns about U-S military involvement overseas, but they consider
the economy the most pressing issue. The VPR Vermont Poll gauged public opinion on national
issues, as well as state political races. And by a wide margin, the results
indicate that the public remains focused on the economic downturn.
VPR’s jane Lindholm talks with political analyst Chris Graff and the Managing Director of Mason-Dixon Polling & Research about results of a VPR poll that shows gubernatorial candidates Brian Dubie and Peter Shumlin in a statistical dead heat.
poll conducted for Vermont Public Radio shows that gubernatorial candidates
Brian Dubie and Peter Shumlin are locked in a dead heat in the final weeks of the campaign. The
VPR Vermont Poll shows that if the election were held today, Republican Brian
Dubie would get 44 percent of the vote and Democrat Peter Shumlin would garner
43 percent. Despite
weeks of intense advertising and dozens of debates, neither candidate has been
able to break through.