VPR Poll: Trump beats Bernie in northern Vermont

By Guy Page

Voters in six of Vermont’s 14 counties have a more favorable view of President Donald Trump than they do of presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, according to a Vermont Public Radio – Vermont PBS poll released last week.

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President Donald Trump

Poll respondents living in the six northernmost counties — Caledonia, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, and Orleans — give Trump a 49% favorable rating. Poll respondents from these counties give Sanders a 46% favorable rating.

Overall, Vermont is solidly pro-Sanders, with a 64% favorable rating. Statewide, Trump earns just 31% support. In populous Chittenden County, for example, Trump rates only 17% favorable, compared to Bernie’s 77%.

Among Vermont Republicans polled statewide Trump’s support is overwhelming and unquestioned. Statewide, Republican voters stand ready to support Trump in the presidential primary by an 85% margin. Only two percent say they are “not at all certain” about who they will support in the primary.

Sanders and Trump share one thing in common among Vermonters polled: name recognition. Zero percent say they have “never heard” of either candidate.

603 people responded to the poll, which was conducted this month over the phone by live interviewers with the Castleton University polling center.

Read more of Guy Page’s reports. The Vermont Daily Chronicle is a publication of True North Media.

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11 thoughts on “VPR Poll: Trump beats Bernie in northern Vermont

  1. The problem I have is double-dippers, it may not be a problem but
    then again prove me wrong !!

    No verification between state to state, early ballot, absentee ballot
    day off registration, I hope our process is pure…..I’m skeptical, just
    human nature, I hope you prove me wrong.

  2. It’s no surprise. Vermont has demonstrated a 2:1 ration of democrats over republicans for years. Over 60% of Vermonters want to pay 1/2+ of their weekly paychecks to the government. You can’t fix stupid but you can shut it up with duct tape.

  3. This represents clear thinking on the part of some Vermonters, but unfortunately, the idiots in Addison and Whindam counties have a strange sense of values. As long as someone else pays for Bernie’s freebees, he’s a hero. Heaven forbid these folks have to dig into their wallets to pay for all his empty promises..

  4. That’s great news, the only problem is that Chittenden County and all of the Liberals
    will vote for Socialist Sanders or whoever gets the DNC nod !!

    Talk about a need to scrutinize the Voter list, Chittenden County “Burlington” with all the
    out of state students casting a vote, just drive around BTV and check out the cars with
    Bernie Stickers, yup out of staters……..yup, parttime residents !!

    Vermont should hold it’s head in shame.

    • You do realize that all those “part time residents” are entitled to vote I hope. I mean, you still prefer our democracy over, say, dictatorship?

      • They should not be entitled to vote in “our democracy” unless they live here full-time, and have been here a while, and pay a full complement of taxes here. The fact that they qualify in none of these ways has led to the fraudulent Marxist oligarchy we now have in this state — and which is rapidly pounding the final nails in VT’s coffin. Both in terms of economic and personal freedom. What VT has become in the last 20 years is a pure abomination.

      • All those “part time” residents should register & vote in their actual home state. Why? Cuz they may not represent the views of Vermont residents who pay state & local taxes and try to earn a working livelihood in the state. This isn’t dissimilar to allowing illegal aliens to vote on the expectation of a wholly dependent, one party allegiance.

      • The problem I have is double-dippers, it may not be a problem but
        then again prove me wrong !!

        No verification between state to state, early ballot, absentee ballot
        day off registration, I hope our process is pure…..I’m skeptical, just
        human nature, I hope you prove me wrong.

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