Civil Beat Topics

The Civil Beat Poll

Civil Beat conducts its own polls using software licensed from Merriman River Group. It began its polling in May 2010.

69 Percent Of Voters Want Feral Cats Removed From Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

69 Percent Of Voters Want Feral Cats Removed From Hawaii

There are hundreds of thousands in the islands and they pose a threat to native species, especially monk seals.

Almost Three-Quarters Of Voters Want To Strengthen Police Panel PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Almost Three-Quarters Of Voters Want To Strengthen Police Panel

In other issues raised by charter amendments, they aren’t hot on extending term limits or dedicating a portion of property taxes to the zoo.

Honolulu Voters Don’t Love Rail, But They Still Want The Job Done Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Voters Don’t Love Rail, But They Still Want The Job Done

Supporters of building the train’s route all the way to Ala Moana Center far outnumber people who want to cut the rail line short.

Caldwell Up 7 Points Over Djou In Honolulu Mayor’s Race Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Caldwell Up 7 Points Over Djou In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

Trump is far behind Clinton among Oahu voters. That may hurt Republican Djou even though the mayor’s race is nonpartisan.

With 60 Percent Approval, Obama Still Feeling The Aloha Cory Lum/Civil Beat

With 60 Percent Approval, Obama Still Feeling The Aloha

But Hawaii Gov. David Ige has as many Oahu voters viewing him negatively as positively.
How Kirk Caldwell Blew Through $500K In Just 29 Days Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Kirk Caldwell Blew Through $500K In Just 29 Days

The Honolulu mayor spent heavily on advertising and polling last month. Meanwhile, challenger Charles Djou was raising a lot more money.

Voters Aren’t Happy About Rail, But Still Want It Fully Built Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Voters Aren’t Happy About Rail, But Still Want It Fully Built

A majority of those surveyed say they want the route to go all the way to Ala Moana Center as originally planned.
Djou Holds A 9-Point Lead Over Caldwell In Mayor’s Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Djou Holds A 9-Point Lead Over Caldwell In Mayor’s Race

The challenger has 42 percent support compared to the incumbent's 33 percent. Ex-Mayor Carlisle gets just 9 percent.
Civil Beat Poll — Full Questionnaire And Results — January 2016 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll — Full Questionnaire And Results — January 2016

Check out the demographics and crosstabs behind our poll on voter confidence on rail, NextEra Energy, police oversight, homelessness, Gov. Ige and Mayor Caldwell.

Civil Beat Poll: Voters Love Obama But Ige, Caldwell? Not So Much Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Voters Love Obama But Ige, Caldwell? Not So Much

About 57 percent of Hawaii voters view President Obama positively. But far less feel that way about Hawaii's governor and Honolulu's mayor.

Civil Beat Poll: More Voters Call For More Police Oversight Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: More Voters Call For More Police Oversight

But Hawaii voters also say they believe most misconduct is due to a few bad cops.

Civil Beat Poll: Only 16 Percent Of Voters Feel Good About Honolulu Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Only 16 Percent Of Voters Feel Good About Honolulu Rail

Well over 30 percent of respondents said it’s a bad idea while another 40 percent consider the $6.6 billion project's progress troubling.

The Civil Beat Poll