VTDigger/Castleton Institute Poll: Full results

Here are the complete results of the Spring 2014 VTDigger/Castleton Polling Institute poll. We sampled the opinion of 682 Vermonters during the first week in April on subjects ranging from the performance of Gov. Peter Shumlin and the Legislature to education funding to gun laws.

The VTDigger/Castleton Polling Institute poll is based on data from 682 interviews drawn from a random sample of registered voters in Vermont. Interviews were conducted by phone by from March 31 to April 7, 2014. Thirteen percent of interviews were conducted with registered voters on cellphones.


For a sample of this size, the margin of error at the 95 percent confidence level is +/-4 percent, although the margin of error is larger for questions involving subsamples of respondents. Although sampling error is only one source of potential survey error, precautions have been taken to minimize other sources of error for this poll.


The data reported are weighted based on estimations of the population of Vermont registered voters to account for differential in response rates among age groups.

VTDigger/Castleton poll: 49 percent of Vermonters approve of governor’s job performance

Respondents gave the Vermont Legislature an approval rating of 44 percent.


VTDigger/Castleton poll: 65 percent of voters want revamp of property tax system

A VTDigger poll conducted by Castleton Polling Institute shows that 47 percent of voters support and 32 percent oppose school district consolidation. Forty percent of registered voters did not cast ballots for school budgets on Town Meeting Day.


VTDigger/Castleton poll: Vermonters support concealed carry permit for guns

57 percent say a permit should be required to carry a concealed gun, about half say they own one.


VTDigger/Castleton Poll: Vermonters split on single payer

Peter Shumlin
Forty percent expressed support for the concept, while 39 percent were opposed. More say Vermont Health Connect will increase access to insurance.


VTDigger poll shows overwhelming support for GMO labeling law

The poll results from the Castleton Polling Institute for VTDigger show 79 percent of respondents support a law to require the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients.