The other day, the Free Press had results for the latest poll on Vermont’s race for governor.
No surprise Tuesday that Jim Douglas, Vermont’s Republican incumbent governor, holds a 23 percentage-point lead over his closest rival in this fall’s gubernatorial contest, Democrat Gaye Symington, according to a new poll released by WCAX-TV.
If this comforts Douglas supporters, it shouldn’t.
In the state of Vermont, if no candidate receives 50% of the vote, the legislature votes for the winner from among the top three finishers.
This year, there has been very audible chatter from the left about pressuring Democrats in the legislature to vote for Symington. It will not matter that she is more than 20-points behind because they count Pollina votes in her column.
Do not be over-confident about the poll numbers for Douglas. Get out and vote!
Tell all of your friends who are thinking about staying home to get out there too.
Where I live, the lines at the polls are sure to be long, Barack Obama is guaranteed a win, and we have no choice in state representative (two Dems. for two seats). Knowing that Jim Douglas is safe, might be enough to keep people home.
Don’t do it!
We need to get Jim Douglas over 50%, so the Democrats cannot “steal” this election.
Tell your friends. It’s your civic duty.