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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.

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

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Connor Cyrus joined Vermont Public as host and senior producer in March 2021. He was a morning reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island. A graduate of Lyndon State College (now Northern Vermont University), he started his reporting career as an intern at WPTZ, later working for WAGM in Presque Isle, Maine, and WCAX Channel 3, where he covered a broad range of stories from Vermont’s dairy industry to the nurses’ strikes at UVM Medical Center. 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, 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 was a producer for television news and NPR member station WGCU for their daily radio show, Gulf Coast Live. He joined Vermont Public in October 2017 as producer of Vermont Edition.