Republican Governor Jim Douglas leads Democratic challenger Peter Clavelle in a new poll. The poll of 400 likely voters was conducted April 28-30 for WCAX TV by Research 2000.
It found that if the gubernatorial election were held today, 48 percent of likely voters would choose Douglas and 34 percent would choose Clavelle. Eighteen percent were undecided. The poll carries a margin of error of plus or minus five percentage points.
The Channel 3 poll shows that Clavelle, who is the mayor of Burlington, is not well known around the state. The poll found that 24 percent of those surveyed don’t know who Clavelle is. And that an additional 38 percent don’t have an opinion about him.