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Election 2010: Vermont Governor

Vermont Governor: Shumlin (D) Has The Edge on Dubie (R)

Democrat Peter Shumlin now holds his highest level of support against Republican Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie in the race to be Vermont’s next governor.

The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Shumlin, the state Senate president pro tempore, picking up 50%. Dubie draws the vote from 45%. One percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

The latest numbers move this race from a Toss-Up to Leans Democrat in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.

Vermont allows early voting, and among those who have already cast their ballots, Shumlin leads Dubie 56% to 38%.

Just days after Shumlin won an extremely close Democratic primary in September, he took a modest 49% to 46% edge over Dubie.  Prior to that time, Shumlin was one of the weaker Democratic candidates matched against Dubie, trailing by double-digits in surveys in June and March.

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The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Vermont was conducted on October 28, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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