Trump beats Sanders is six ‘red’ Northern Vermont counties - Vermont Daily Chronicle

According to a VPR/VT PBS poll released last week, Donald Trump is more popular than Bernie Sanders in six northern Vermont counties.

“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.


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  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2020-03-01 11:46:51 -0500
    This poll is not surprising to me. It does support my belief that as Chittenden County goes, so goes Vermont, and thus my belief that the Senate ought to have equal representation from each County. That in my opinion, would help rural Vermont insure that it is not subjugated to the whims of the most urban Counties. There are in fact two Vermonts, Chittenden County, and traditional Vermont.