Poll: Majority of Vermonters want four-year terms for governors

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A new survey says more than half of Vermonters would like to see governor’s serve four-year terms instead of two year terms.

The poll of 400 Vermonters by the Snelling Center for Government finds that 58 percent of those surveyed would like to see Vermont make the change to four-year terms.

Four-year term supporters say there would be fewer election cycles and less politics. They also believe there would be more time to solve complex problems.

The poll found 70 percent of independent voters favoring the change, with support also coming from 64 percent of Republicans, 58 percent of Progressives and 53 percent of Democrats.

It would take a constitutional amendment to make the change.

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