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Doyle Poll finds Vermonters concerned about economy

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

Results from the Doyle Poll are in.

Each year, Republican State Senator Bill Doyle polls Vermonters on Election Day to gauge their sentiments on everything from cellphone use behind the wheel to the popularity of the governor.

Among some of the highlights this year: The majority of poll recipients said they oppose a moratorium on ridgeline wind development-- 52 percent-35 percent, with 13 percent undecided. Also, increasing the gas tax to pay for roads got a thumbs-down from poll takers-- 56 percent-33 percent.

And Doyle says comments from the survey indicate Vermonters are still concerned about the economy.

"We have to keep our state affordable. What people are concerned about-- taxes and new programs and so on. We're concerned about the first time in 40 years, Vermont has lost people. We can't afford to lose people. Vermonters third, fourth, fifth generation are saying they can't afford to live here," said Doyle, R-Washington County.

This year's questionnaire was completed by about 14,000 Vermonters, the second highest response rate in its history.

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