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.