Dubie (R) Leads In Vermont Governor’s Race

Republican Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie remains ahead of all five of his Democratic opponents in the race for governor of Vermont, crossing the 50% mark in four of the match-ups. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Vermont finds Secretary of State Deb Markowitz as Dubie’s closest Democratic rival. Dubie, a Republican, leads Markowitz 47% to 40%

Dubie earns 55% support in two of the match-ups – versus State Senate President Pro Tempore Peter Shumlin who gets 36% of the vote and against State Senator Susan Bartlett who wins 29%. When former State Senator Matt Dunne is the Democrat in the race, Dubie leads 52% to 32%. Running against State Senator Doug Racine, a former lieutenant governor, Dubie gets 51% of the vote to the Democrat’s 36%.

The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Vermont was conducted on June 17, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

Green Mountain State Voters will choose each party’s nominee on Aug. 24.

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