Tue Oct 30, 2012, 03:37 AM
mahina (5,539 posts)
Poll: Hirono (D) leads Lingle 57 percent (US Senate)
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HONOLULU (AP) — A new poll says U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono leads former Gov. Linda Lingle by a wide margin in the race to be Hawaii's next senator The poll conducted for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Hawaii News Now shows 57 percent of respondents would vote for Hirono in the general election, while 35 percent would vote for Lingle Honolulu market research company Ward Research surveyed 768 likely voters statewide from Oct. 15 to Oct. 22 for the poll, which had a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.
Hirono said she's humbled by the support shown in the poll, but her campaign isn't taking anything for granted and urged people to vote. "What I am hearing across the state is that people want our next U.S. senator to value and honor the commitments made to our kupuna, create educational opportunities for our keiki, and get to work creating jobs," Hirono said in a statement. "Despite increasingly desperate and negative attacks from mainland special interest groups, the people of Hawaii will not be fooled."
More at the link. We'll see how this is reported here...prob more neck and neck Shibai. They thought they would get Dan Akaka's senate seat? I don't think so.
E aloha kekahi i kekahi
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Response to mahina (Original post)
Wed Oct 31, 2012, 01:13 PM
ellisonz (26,484 posts)
1. Poor Lingle
They just never really liked her that much
E lauhoe mai na wa'a; i ke ka, i ka hoe; i ka hoe, i ke ka; pae aku i ka 'aina. - Paddle together, bail, paddle; paddle, bail; paddle towards the land.
Response to ellisonz (Reply #1)
Thu Nov 1, 2012, 12:23 PM
KamaAina (48,784 posts)
2. Her support was a mile wide and an inch deep
Why, oh why, did we not run a real candidate against her the second time, instead of tired old hack Randy Iwase?
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