Ige takes significant lead in latest gubernatorial poll

By Lara Yamada
Published On: Aug 06 2014 01:39:09 AM HST
Updated On: Jun 12 2014 03:52:30 PM HST
Abercrombie and Ige

Sen. David Ige has taken a significant lead in the latest gubernatorial poll.

Civil Beat polled 1,077 registered voters, with 727 saying they will likely vote Democratic.

These Democratic voters chose Sen. David Ige 48 percent to current Gov. Neil Abercrombie's 37 percent.

The poll, taken June 7-9, shows 69 percent of those voters said they would choose Ige, not because they support the senator on his own merits, but because they want to vote against Abercrombie.

Fifty-one percent said they had a "negative opinion" of Abercrombie.

The Civil Beat poll holds a 3.6 percent margin of error, with 15 percent of those Democratic voters saying they are still undecided.

In a three-way poll between Gov. Abercrombie, former Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona, and former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, Aiona was the top pick for those voters polled, with 33 percent to Abercrombie's 27 percent and Hannemann taking 17 percent.

In the same scenario with Sen. Ige, Hannemann fared the same, while Ige did better with 30 percent, but Aiona still edged him out with 31 percent.

Check out KITV4 News tonight at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. for more information and analysis on the results of Civil Beat's latest poll.

Visit Civil Beat for the latest on this year's election season.

Civil Beat poll on Hawaii race for governor

Click here to see more numbers from Civil Beat's poll.

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