Civil Beat Poll Reveals Hannemann's Problems, Abercrombie's Strength09/10/2010
Now that they're facing off for the Democratic nomination for governor, Hannemann's history may be coming back to haunt him, according to an analysis of a new Civil Beat poll on the Sept. 18 primary race.
The automated telephone poll of 1,226 likely primary voters poll found Abercrombie has opened a wide lead, 48-31 percent.
"Hannemann supporters are less likely to vote in a Democratic primary," said Matt Fitch, executive director of the research firm that conducted the poll for Civil Beat. "They're the non-Democrats."
The poll, conducted by Aloha Vote, found that voters who identify themselves as Democrats pick Abercrombie over Hannemann by a 2-1 margin, 61 percent to 29 percent. The gap narrows with independents, 43-32 percent, but that's still a comfortable edge, well beyond the poll's margin of error of 2.75 percent. Hannemann only beats Abercrombie with Republican voters, 40-23 percent.