Civil Beat Poll — Donna Kim Leads Hawaii Race for 1st Congressional Seat

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The Democratic primary races for governor and U.S. senator are closely fought contests, as Civil Beat reported this week.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige are tied, as are U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa

That's not the case in the race to replace Hanabusa in the 1st Congressional District. But two of the seven candidates — Donna Mercado Kim and Mark Takai — lead the pack with 25 percent and 20 percent of the vote, respectively.

All other candidates we surveyed are in single digits, and over one-third of those polled are unsure of who'll they vote for.

"CD1 is pretty sleepy right now," said Matt Fitch, executive director of Merriman River Group, which conducted The Civil Beat Poll. "It's very, very early and opinion is soft. Everybody has a shot."

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