Rasmussen Reports conducted the poll. The results show incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) leading with 48%, and Republican nominee Scott Milne with 36%.
Milne overwhelmingly won the Republican primary Tuesday.
Gov. Shumlin announced Friday the kick-off to his campaign will be September 9. He announced his campaign manager will be Scott Coriell.
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