Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Thursday, April 07, 2011
GOP: Abercrombie Approval rating down to 48%
By News Release @ 5:48 PM :: 4825 Views :: Energy, Environment

by Dylan Nonaka, Executive Director, Hawaii GOP

When asked last week if he thought he was on the right track regarding the state budget, Governor Abercrombie said, “So I feel we’re on the right track. I think we’re taking the right approach.”

Really, Governor?  Recent polling data reveals the dire straights that Governor Neil Abercrombie’s approach is in.  A poll done for the Daily Kos by Public Policy Polling showed that Abercrombie is down to a 48% approval rating. This is after receiving almost 58% of the vote last November.  In addition, this poll seems to have under-sampled Republicans so even with a friendly sample, he is below 50%.

We have additional polling data that highlights the failure of the Governors economic policies.  When registered voters statewide were asked if the Governor is taking the economy in the right direction, 67% of the respondents felt that he was not.

Despite all this, Democrats are showing how out of touch they are by continuing to push for an increase in the General Excise Tax.  Yesterday, the only two organizations to testify in person in favor of the GET increase was the Hawaii Democratic Party and the HGEA.  That, in and of itself, paints a very clear picture. 

You might be asking, "Why does this matter, we are stuck with this guy for four years?"  Although Neil Abercrombie will occupy the "5th floor" until 2014, we need to remember that all 51 State Representatives and 25 State Senators will be up for election next year; we also have an open US Senate race and possibly one or two open Congressional races. 

Every single Hawai'i resident will be adversely affected by the Abercrombie's harmful policies.  He driving us towards toward a cliff. We need your help today to work with us to ensure Hawai'i citizens won't go over the edge.

During the eight years of the Lingle Administration, many people forgot what it was like to live under absolute Democrat government dominance and one party rule. Statewide, people are now experiencing the bad old days of putting the unions first and back room deals dominating government decisions.

Now, more than ever, people know that a solid two-party system is critically important to build and sustain a strong future for our state.

It's not too early to think about 2012. We must work hard today for a better tomorrow!

Here are a few ways you can make a difference:

  • Get in touch with your House District or County Chair to see how you can get involved. 
  • Sign on to help a candidate or encourage people who you think would make a good candidate to run. 
  • Our State Convention is coming up next month, consider attending to meet party leaders and activists from across the state. 
  • Get a friend or fellow conservative to join the party.
  • Make a contribution so we can continue to spread the word and fight for our values.

Mahalo for your steadfast support of the Hawai'i Republican Party and I look forward to seeing or speaking with you soon.


Dylan Nonaka

Executive Director

Hawai'i Republican Party


TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote


808 Silent Majority

808 State Update AM940


ACA Signups Hawaii



Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Life Advocates

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

American Mothers of Hawaii



Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Audit The Rail

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii 

Blaisdell Memorial Project

Broken Trust 

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

CAFR Hawaii

Castaway Conservative

Children's Alliance Hawaii

Children's Rights Institute


Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Citizens for Recall

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

Coffee Break

CSIS Pacific Forum

DAR Hawaii


DVids Hawaii

E Hana Kakou Kelii Akina

E Māua Ola i Moku o Keawe

Farmers For Choice Hawaii


Fix Oahu!

Follow the Money Hawaii

Frank in Hawaii

Front Page Magazine

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Get Off Your Butts!

God, Freedom, America

Grassroot Institute


Hawaii Aganst Assisted Suicide

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crime Victims' Rights

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defending Marriage

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Firearm Community

Hawaii Fishermen's Alliance

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii Meth Project

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Right to Life -- Big Island

Hawaii Right to Life -- Oahu

Hawaii Shield Law Coalition

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation

HI Coalition Against Legalized Gambling



Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Homeless Crisis

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

Horns of Jericho Blog

House Minority Blog

House Republican Caucus YouTube


Hump Day Report

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes


Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group


Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii



National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Hawaiian

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii


OHA Lies

Opt Out Today


Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons 

Pro-GMO Hawaii



Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii


SIFE Remington

SIFE W. Oahu 

Sink the Jones Act

Smart About Marijuana--Hawaii

St Marianne Cope

State Budget Solutions Hawaii

State Policy Network

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Harriet Tubman Agenda

The Long War Journal

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

Truth About Trade & Technology - Hawaii

UCC Truths

Union Members Know Your Rights

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

Valor in the Pacific

VAREP Honolulu


West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii