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October 31, 2018

Polls show incumbents likely to win

Incumbent governor Phil Scott

Incumbent governor Phil Scott

Dem. challenger Christine Hallquist

Dem. challenger Christine Hallquist

Results from the October Vermont Public Radio/Vermont PBS poll were recently released. It showed 45 percent of the respondents approved of the way Gov. Phil Scott was handling his job. About 26 percent disapproved and 28 percent weren’t sure.

The poll also showed Scott is likely to win re-election. About 42 percent of respondents said they would vote for Scott while 28 percent said they’d vote for his challenger, Democrat Christine Hallquist. Several independent and Liberty Union candidates, including Charles Larmie, would only earn 1 percent of the vote if the vote were held today, the poll indicated.

Meanwhile, incumbent David Zuckerman is likely to be elected as lieutenant governor. Zuckerman earned 47 percent of the vote to Don Turner with 30 percent of the vote in the poll. Another 20 percent weren’t sure.

About 60 percent of the respondents favored Sen. Bernie Sanders for reelection to his seat. Congressman Peter Welch was likely to win with 55 percent of the vote, according to poll results.

The official election is Nov. 6.

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