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Abercrombie Campaign Manager Claims 14 Point Lead Over Ige

Oddly, the poll was conducted in March and April yet released in June

·By Chad Blair

Bill Kaneko, the campaign manager for Gov. Neil Abercrombie, is telling supporters that his guy has a 14-point lead over challenger David Ige, the state senator.

In an email issued earlier today titled “We’ve Pulled Ahead,” Kaneko says Abercrombie is ahead of Ige 42 percent to 28 percent.

“While there may be newer polls, none are as extensive or in depth,” he said.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie in his Hawaii State Capitol office, May 28, 2014.

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The poll, conducted by SMS Research, surveyed 1,402 registered voters statewide March