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Pollster dives into VPR-Vermont PBS poll & what it says about Vermonters' attitudes on politicians, pandemic policies

A slide from the Jan. 2022 VPR-Vermont PBS poll with a pie chart showing 58% of surveyed Vermonters support a statewide mandate for masking in public, while 36% oppose and 5% are unsure or have no opinion.
Natalie Cosgrove
Vermont PBS
More than half of surveyed Vermonters support a statewide mask mandate nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic. This hour, Vermont Edition delves into the data of the Jan. 2022 VPR-Vermont PBS poll.

Live call-in discussion: VPR and Vermont PBS have released phase one of a statewide poll, asking everyday Vermonters questions about political leaders, COVID-19 mitigation strategies and more. This hour, we talk with the pollster who directed the poll and delve into the data to understand what the results say about Vermonters' attitudes as we near the end of the pandemic's second year.

Our guests are:

Broadcast live on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 at noon.

Have questions, comments or tips? Send us a message or tweet us @vermontedition

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Connor Cyrus joined VPR as host and senior producer in March 2021. Formerly a reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, he's passionate about journalism’s ability to shed light on complex or difficult topics, as well as giving voice to underrepresented communities.
Originally from Delaware, Matt moved to Alaska in 2010 for his first job in radio. He spent five years working as a radio and television reporter, as well as a radio producer, talk show host, and news director. His reporting received awards from the Alaska Press Club and the Alaska Broadcasters Association. Relocating to southwest Florida, he spent several months producing television news before joining WGCU as a producer for their daily radio show, Gulf Coast Live. He joined VPR in October 2017 as Producer of Vermont Edition.