VPR Polls – Vermont PBS 2022: January, Part 1

Do you approve of the way Joe Biden is handling his position as president? What about Phil Scott as Governor of Vermont? Would you support or oppose a statewide mandate to wear face masks in public? Should health workers give priority to vaccinated people over unvaccinated people if resources are scarce?

The VPR-Vermont PBS 2022 poll asked hundreds of Vermonters these questions and more. Find out where your neighbors stand on the issues.

Note: This is the first half of a survey conducted in January 2022 by VPR and Vermont PBS. The second half is to come in early February.

Coverage and analysis

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Survey results: at a glance

The complete survey has a sampling error of 4%; this varies with the total number of respondents. See appendix below for sample and method details.

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden handles his job as president?

45% approve
43% disapprove
11% Not sure / no opinion
1% Refused

600 Total respondents

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Phil Scott is handling his governorship of Vermont?

60% approve
25% disapprove
14% Not sure / no opinion
1% Refused

600 Total respondents

If the 2022 Democratic primary for a seat in the United States House of Representatives was held today, would you be in favor?

7% Becca Balint
21% Molly Gray
8% Someone else
30% chance of not voting in the Democratic primary
32% Not sure

600 Total respondents

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Phil Scott handled the COVID-19 pandemic?

68% approval
22% disapprove
10% Not sure / no opinion

600 Total respondents

Would you support or oppose a statewide mandate to require the wearing of face masks in public?

58% approve
36% disapprove
5% Not sure / no opinion
1% Refused

600 Total respondents

Would you consider restoring emergency powers to deal with the current pandemic situation as an abuse of power or a reasonable response to the situation?

26% Abuse of power
56% reasonable response
15% Not sure / No opinion
3% Decline

600 Total respondents

In your opinion, should health care providers prioritize those vaccinated over unvaccinated people if resources are scarce?

31% Yes
58% No
10% Not sure / No opinion
1% Decline

600 Total respondents

Should public schools require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 once the vaccine is available for all ages?

60% Yes
35% No
5% Not sure / No opinion
1% Decline

600 Total respondents

Should proof of vaccination be required for admission to public places, such as restaurants, shops and places of entertainment?

47% Yes
47% No
6% Not sure / No opinion

600 Total respondents

How often do you wear a mask when you are indoors away from home?

51% still
21% Usually
11% Sometimes
7% Rarely
9% Never
1% Never go indoors other than at home

600 Total respondents

Complete results, method, sampling error and survey

Download survey data, methodology, sampling error, weighted data and survey instrument.

Attribution & credit

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Credit

The VPR – Vermont PBS 2022 poll is a collaboration between Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS and was made possible by our supporters. Braun Research conducted the survey under the direction of Dr. Richard Clark.

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