August 1, 2011
Merriman River Group, for Honolulu Civil Beat online news, did some of the most accurate polling in Hawai‘i's 2010 elections. We asked Merriman for a statewide poll of registered voters to see where we stand a year from the U. S. Senate primary election.
Here's Merriman's summary of the results. They show us ahead of Mazie Hirono in the Democratic primary 53%-37% and ahead of Linda Lingle in the general 48%-38%, and Lingle ahead of Hirono in the general 48%-43%.
We're very encouraged by these results. We hope and believe they reflect voters' judgment on who can best lead this transition in Hawai‘i's Senate representation and who can best cut through the stagnation of national politics to get the job done.
But, we're taking nothing for granted. As they say, a poll is only a snapshot in time, and one thing I've learned in spades is that when polls show you in the lead you're going to get shot at from all directions! So this month we're kicking off our statewide grassroots campaign by opening our new headquarters on O‘ahu and hosting at least five open houses on Hawai‘i Island, Maui and Kaua‘i, not to mention increasing my own campaign activities statewide….
U. S. Congressman (2002-2007)
LINK>>>Summary of Poll Results