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Ige Holds Healthy Lead Over Abercrombie in Hawaii Governor’s Race

Voters appear to have turned against the incumbent governor and prefer another candidate.  

·By Chad Blair

Less than two months before the Aug. 9 primary for Hawaii governor, state Sen. David Ige leads Gov. Neil Abercrombie by 11 percentage points among likely Democratic voters.

Ige has 48 percent of the vote compared with 37 percent for Abercrombie. Fifteen percent of those surveyed say they are undecided.

The poll numbers are the culmination of a dramatic turn of events for the incumbent governor who has raised millions for his re-election campaign and is advertising heavily. Ige, the Senate Ways and Means chair little known outside his Pearl

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