HNN: Hundreds of registered voters were asked if the election were held for Governor today, who would you vote for in the Democratic primary? 47% said incumbent Neil Abercrombie while 38% chose State Senator David Ige. 14% were undecided with a 4% margin of error….
However the poll shows Republican Duke Aiona leads Neil Abercrombie in a head-to-head matchup 48 to 40 percent.
“I’m a little shocked, but very encouraged by these numbers” said Aiona. “I think what this is is confirmation that the people of Hawaii are just not happy with the way things are right now.”
45% polled have an unfavorable opinion of Neil Abercrombie. 45% have a favorable view. In this race Duke Aiona has the highest approval rating at 58%. David Ige polled 30% favorable, but 38% have never heard of him….
Aiona enjoys a 51 to 34% edge over David Ige.
A wildcard is Mufi Hannemann. The poll asked if Hannemann runs for Governor as Independent, are you likely to consider voting for him? 39% answered yes, 57% said no. Hannemann sees the results as a viable indication he could win a three-way race.
Hannemann responded to the poll by phone, saying “the fact that 4 out of 10 would pull a ballot for me in a 3 way race, we get 40 percent of the vote.” ….
(Translation: Mufi can still save Neil by launching a three-way race and splitting the vote.)
“To me what it is is a confirmation that the people of Hawaii are just not happy with what’s going on with the administration,” Aiona said.
Aiona discounted the idea that the poll results were merely a protest against Abercrombie.
“I say it’s what you call voter remorse,” he said.
Hawaii Poll Tables: http://hine.ws/2014hipoll1
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