UPDATED 9:00 a.m. — 10/6/10

So much for that double-digit lead.

A new poll conducted this weekend gives the Democratic congressional hopeful, Colleen Hanabusa, a 48-47 edge over Congressman Charles Djou in their race to represent Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District with four weeks left until election day.

Five percent remain undecided, and with a margin of error of 3.9 percent, the race is a statistical tie.

On Saturday and Sunday, 643 likely Hawaii voters participated in the interactive voice response automated telephone poll. Public Policy Polling, a North Carolina-based company that lists among its clients 11 current or former Democratic candidates for federal office, conducted the poll for the Daily Kos, a left-leaning news website.

Other metrics did not split in Hanabusa’s favor. Self-described independents — who made up 35 percent of those polled — split for Djou, 61-31. Djou also had a slight edge in favorability rating, 50-46.

The last published poll in the race was a Djou internal survey leaked in August showing he had a 50-42 lead. Last week, Republicans touted a Rothenberg Political Report item that said a Democratic internal poll showed Djou was up by double digits, but Democrats denied the existence of such a result.

A poll showing Hanabusa with an edge was greeted with cheers from national Democrats.

“The only thing making this race close is the enthusiasm gap; if voters turned out at 2008 levels, Hanabusa would have a 54-40 lead. Instead, we’re looking at a dead heat,” Jed Lewison wrote early Tuesday morning in a Daily Kos report that included the poll results.

“Still, the national trend lines for Democrats are looking good and if Democrats continue to dial in to the election as November approaches, Hanabusa will be in a strong position to win. She’s had good success fundraising, keeping pace with Djou in the last fundraising period, and now that she’s edged ahead in the polls, HI-01 is looking like a good prospect for Democrats to pick up a seat,” Lewison wrote.

The poll also gave Democrat Neil Abercrombie with a 49-47 edge{^1] tie in his gubernatorial race against Republican James “Duke” Aiona, with 4 percent undecided. U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye was shown to have a 65-29 lead over challenger Cam Cavasso.

The full poll results also include job performance for Hawaii politicians and President Barack Obama.

{^1]: The original version of this story included only the results of a survey of 1st Congressional District voters. It has been updated to include the results from polling voters statewide.

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