On January 19, 2022

2022 poll shows Vermonters split on some issues

The VPR–Vermont PBS 2022 Poll asked hundreds of Vermonters how they feel about state leaders. A total of 600 people responded. Braun Research conducted the poll under the direction of Richard Clark, a professor at the University of Vermont.

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling his job as president?

45% Approve
43% Disapprove
11% Not sure/no opinion
1% Refused

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Phil Scott is handling his job as governor of Vermont?

60% Approve
25% Disapprove
14% Not sure/no opinion
1% Refused

If the 2022 Democratic primary for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives were held today, whom would you favor?

7% Becca Balint
21% Molly Gray
8% Someone else
30% Unlikely to vote in the Democratic Primary
32% Not sure

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Phil Scott has handled the Covid-19 pandemic?

68% Approve
22% Disapprove
10% Not sure/no opinion

Would you support or oppose a statewide mandate to require wearing face masks in public?

58% Approve
36% Disapprove
5% Not sure/no opinion
1% Refused

Would you consider reinstating emergency powers to address the current pandemic situation an abuse of power or a reasonable response to the situation?

26% Abuse of power
56% Reasonable response
15% Not sure / No opinion
3% Refuse

In your opinion, should health care providers prioritize vaccinated people over unvaccinated people if resources become scarce?

31% Yes
58% No
10% Not sure / No opinion
1% Refuse

Should public schools require students to be vaccinated against Covid-19 once the vaccine is available to all ages?

60% Yes
35% No
5% Not sure / No opinion
1% Refuse

Should proof of vaccination be required for admission to public places, such as restaurants, stores, and entertainment venues?

47% Yes
47% No
6% Not sure / No opinion

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