The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

The Lead Is Buried, Which Seems Appropriate Close to Halloween.


Odd. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser seems to think the news out of their poll is that both gubernatorial candidates are rated favorably by a majority of voters. Down in the fifth paragraph, they mention Democrat Neil Abercrombie is ahead, 51 percent to 43 percent, over Duke Aiona.


In a smaller sample of 399 very likely voters in the 1st Congressional District, Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Djou was viewed as favorable by 55 percent, compared with 50 percent for Colleen Hanabusa, the Democratic state Senate president. The margin of error for that sample was 4.9 percentage points.

As in the governor’s race, the poll showed independents favoring the Republican.

Djou was seen as favorable by 68 percent of those who said they usually vote independent, compared with 29 percent for Hanabusa.

Yet I can’t find any head-to-head numbers in the article . . .

UPDATE: Here we go, in a completely separate article . . .

Four hundred six voters in the 1st Congressional District were asked if the election were held today, who would you vote for. Forty-eight percent said Djou, while 46 percent chose Hanabusa. The margin of error was plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

Tags: Charles Djou , Duke Aiona


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