David Ige
David Ige
David Ige

HONOLULU – The political news publication Politico’s Morning Score reported today that a Hawaii polling memo puts Senator David Ige up double digits in governor’s race.

The paper reported: “Democrat David Ige leads Republican Duke Aiona, earning 45 percent support to his rival’s 33 percent, according to a Global Strategy Group poll for Hawaii Forward, a DGA-backed independent expenditure group. The poll gives Ige a solid lead, even with independent Mufi Hannemann drawing 10 percent support. The poll of 600 likely voters, conducted from Oct. 3 to Oct. 8, suggests Hannemann draws equally from both sides, and just 10 percent of those polled still undecided. It carries a 4-percentage-point margin of error.”

“This poll result is a direct reflection of so many volunteers on every island who have worked on our authentic grassroots community building campaign which began 17 months ago with little money,” said Ige. “We must keep sharing our message one voter at a time to ensure our hard work results in victory on Tuesday, November 4.”

The poll was conducted for Hawaii Forward, a Democratic Governors Association-backed independent expenditure group. Six hundred registered voters were polled between October 3-8, and the poll has a margin of error of +/- four percent.

Carolyn Tanaka, spokesperson for the Hawaii Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, said: “David’s double digit lead clearly shows that voters are not being deceived by Duke Aiona’s attempt to reinvent himself and pretend that he was not a key member of the Lingle Administration,” said Carolyn Tanaka, spokesperson for the Hawaii Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign.”

“Just 4 years ago Aiona was the number 2 person in the Lingle Administration that saddled our citizens with Furlough Fridays, circumvented the environmental laws of the state and lost us the Superferry, and callously ordered the forcible removal of parents who came to her office to express their concerns about the education of their children. People don’t forget bad behavior and poor decisions like these,” Tanaka added.

Sandra Sagisi, spokesperson for the Mufi Hannemann Campaign for governor, said: “That number doesn’t square with other recent polls that show us in solid double digits and climbing since the debates have started.  Our goal is to emerge victorious with the only poll that counts and that is on Election Day.”

 

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