Vermont Public Radio Poll Examines Voters' Opinions About Politics and the Issues

Poll results to be released in a series of reports beginning Friday, Oct. 15

Vermont Public Radio has commissioned a poll that examines how Vermonters view the candidates in this year's mid-term election, as well as the top issues of the day, including education, health care and the war in Afghanistan.

The VPR Vermont Poll results will be released in a series of special reports beginning Friday, October 15. Additional information and highlights will be available online over the course of several days at

"A scientific poll of Vermonters' opinions on the election and what they see as the top issues of our day is important information to us all," said John Van Hoesen, vice president for news and programming at VPR. "From this poll we will learn, for example, not only how Vermonters view the political candidates, but also how they feel about their job security and how they are doing in the face of current economic conditions."

The VPR Vermont Poll was conducted from October 11-13 by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. of Washington, D.C. The poll included 625 registered likely voters were polled and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. The poll was made possible by VPR's new Journalism Fund.

The poll is just one part of VPR's coverage of the 2010 mid-term elections. The coverage also includes candidate debates, interviews, and news stories. On election night, VPR will provide live coverage beginning at 7 p.m. featuring results, analysis, and reports from around Vermont, as well as national coverage from NPR. All of VPR's election coverage can be found at

"VPR is committed to providing independent, thoughtful, and comprehensive reporting that helps voters make informed choices," Van Hoesen said. "The VPR Vermont Poll adds yet another layer of depth to our coverage and improves VPR's service to the community."

When quoting from the VPR Vermont Poll: Please credit "VPR Vermont Poll." On television, please include on-screen credit with VPR logo (available upon request; email