Politico’s Morning Score — “your guide to the permanent campaign” — reports that David Ige has a double-digit lead in the Hawaii governor’s race.
Ige, a state senator, is ahead of Republican Duke Aiona 45-33 percent, “according to a Global Strategy Group poll for Hawaii Forward, a DGA-backed independent expenditure group.”
DGA stands for the Democratic Governors Association.
Independent Mufi Hannemann has 10 percent of the vote. Libertarian Jeff Davis appears not to have been included in the survey.
David Ige during an editorial board meeting at the Civil Beat offices on Oct. 1.
PF Bentley/Civil Beat
The poll of 600 likely voters was conducted Oct. 3-8 and “suggests Hannemann draws equally from both sides, and just 10 percent of those polled still undecided.”
The margin of error is 4 percent.
The DGA is backing Ige and is spending money on negative ads locally that attack Aiona’s pro-life stance. Just last week, Ige was endorsed by Planned Parenthood of Hawaii.
The Ige campaign jumped on the latest polling news, emailing supporters today, “This growing momentum is a direct result of your grassroots support.” The campaign also asked for a contribution.
A Civil Beat Poll last month had Ige at 43 percent, Aiona at 39 percent, Hannemann at 8 percent and Davis at 2 percent. Eight percent of voters were undecided.
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