Monday, July 22, 2024
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Monday, October 29, 2012
Djou: Our Polls Show us Ahead
By News Release @ 3:24 PM :: 8649 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment



Mark Twain once said that there are lies, damn lies, and statistics. Were he alive today, he likely would have included polls in that list.

With all due respect to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, who endorsed our opponent on Saturday, their polling has proven to be less than accurate. Just two weeks before the Primary Election in August, the Star-Advertiser predicted that Tulsi Gabbard would lose by ten points to Mufi Hannemann. She won by 20 points.

As a valued member of the campaign team, we'll share with you that, as of Friday, our internal polling has us slightly ahead. The difference in polling is entirely attributable to the number of Democrats surveyed. The Star Advertiser polled 60% of Democrats in their sample; while our pollster believes that the number of Democrats in our congressional district is closer to 45% of the electorate. The 45% figure is based on exit polling from the last presidential election in 2008. We also saw 45% Democrats in our 2010 polling, which accurately predicted the results of the 2010 election.

Ultimately, however, what matters isn't what the Star Advertiser says or even what our own polling shows. The only "poll" that matters is the one taken on Election Day.

We're 9 days away. We've worked too hard to quit now. Please don't let the Star Advertiser decide this race -- let's work hard and continue to fight. We can do this, but we need every single one of you fighting with us in these final days of the campaign.

It's too important for our state and nation for us to quit now.


Team Djou

P.S. - Mahalo again for your support!



TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote


Aloha Pregnancy Care Center


Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii


Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii Military History

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Together


Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

July 4 in Hawaii

Land and Power in Hawaii

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

NRA-ILA Hawaii


OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

Practical Policy Institute of Hawaii

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

School Choice in Hawaii

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii