COLCHESTER, Vt. (WCAX) Will President Trump have an effect on the midterm results? A USA Today/Suffolk University poll found three in four voters say the president will have an impact on their votes. WCAX News wanted to find out if that is true in Vermont, as well. Our Avery Powell checked in with voters.
"To support the Democrats and provide a remediation to the horrible things that the Republicans are doing to our country," said Matthew Gilbert of Colchester.
All across Chittenden County this Election Day, voters said President Trump has made an impact.
"The list of Trump's policies seemed intended to entice me to vote," said Tracy Brown of Burlington.
A CBS News poll found that 73 percent of voters in key battleground districts say their vote will be about President Trump.
"I think the tone in Washington has actually made me very concerned about our future, so I think it's even more important at the local level that we keep things good here in Vermont," said Karen Lloyd of Winooski.
This isn't uncommon for recent midterms; voters said they were opposed to the sitting president in 2006, 2010 and 2014. But folks this Election Day said now feels different.
"We're both voting people but I think the general tone and rhetoric of politics these days make it even more important to engage," said Ben Collette of Colchester.
In a recent CNN poll, the president's approval rating stands at 39 percent overall approval with 55 percent disapproving.
But those we spoke with also say regardless of political party, it's important to just have your voice heard.
"I'm always going to vote because I think it's my civic duty to do so, but it just made it that more important to show up today and do my part," Gilbert said.
"There's a lot of angst and a lot of anger right now and I feel like that's what's driving people to the polls and that's the sentiment that people are conveying and it only changes if you vote," said Glen Critchlow of Colchester.
"Your voice does matter," said Tristan Johnson of South Burlington.
The last time voters expressed support for a sitting president during the midterms was in 2002. That took place just one year after the September 11th terrorist attacks.