Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii Voters Moving Toward Schatz in U.S. Senate Race

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz leads Rep. Colleen Hanabusa 44 percent to 39 percent in what is quickly becoming one of the most-watched Democratic primaries in the country.

·By Chad Blair

With less than two months to go before the first votes will be cast, Brian Schatz leads Colleen Hanabusa by 5 percentage points in the Democratic primary for Senate, a new Civil Beat Poll shows.

Schatz, the incumbent, has the support of 44 percent of Hawaii voters who say they will pull the Democratic ballot in the Aug. 9 primary. Hanabusa, a U.S. representative, polled 39 percent, with 16 percent saying they were undecided.

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and wife Linda before a TV interview at

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