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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Poll: Lingle Takes Lead in Senate Race
By News Release @ 7:44 PM :: 6278 Views :: Energy, Environment
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HONOLULU - Governor Linda Lingle, candidate for Hawaii's open U.S. Senate seat, released poll results today which highlight that she is ahead of the favored Democrat opponent by 5 percentage points. The poll was conducted by the well-known and respected Voter/Consumer Research polling firm and included phone contacts with 600 likely voters statewide from July 8-10, 2012.

"I am very pleased to see that my message of bipartisanship and common-sense solutions to our state and nation's problems is resonating with the voters of Hawaii. The momentum and confidence that is building for our campaign are reflected in the polling numbers we received this morning," said Governor Lingle. "Even with the negative attacks made by my opponents and their surrogates, it's clear the people of Hawaii know me and know my proven record of working on their behalf for over 25 years," Governor Lingle added.

Since announcing her campaign for U.S. Senate on October 11, 2011, Governor Lingle has continued to climb in the polls conducted across the state. Despite the campaign questioning the methodology of some of the third party polling, the trending results have included:

Month Conducted Organization Lingle vs. Hirono
September 2011 Voter/Consumer Research -11%
February 2012 Honolulu Star-Advertiser -20%
April 2012 Voter/Consumer Research -6%
May 2012 Public Policy Polling -9%
June 2012 Honolulu Civil Beat -6%
July 2012 Voter/Consumer Research +5%

As with the above results, this current poll represents a snapshot of a point in time. With 118 days remaining in this important election, the future polling results from various firms, utilizing different methodologies will surely result in ebbs and flows of the data.

In this most recent polling, the race against Ed Case is even.

"Today is nine months to the day since Governor Lingle announced her candidacy, and it's crystal clear our grassroots support and financial support has grown and put us in a strong position to win this seat," said Campaign Manager, retired General Bob Lee. "With an election as important as the U.S. Senate seat, we anticipate that these poll results will undoubtedly lead to more attacks from our opponents and the mainland political operatives who are working to maintain the status quo."

Additional detail from the poll is attached to this release.

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