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The Civil Beat Poll

Civil Beat conducts its own polls using software licensed from Merriman River Group. It began its polling in May 2010.

Civil Beat Poll: More Voters Call For More Police Oversight Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: More Voters Call For More Police Oversight

But Hawaii voters also say they believe most misconduct is due to a few bad cops.

Civil Beat Poll: Voters Think Ige, Caldwell Failing On Homelessness Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Voters Think Ige, Caldwell Failing On Homelessness

Nearly half of Hawaii voters want more action, while a clear majority backs law enforcement efforts like sit-lie bans.

Civil Beat Poll: Majority Oppose NextEra-HEI Merger Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Majority Oppose NextEra-HEI Merger

Voters also think the Public Utilities Commission pays more attention to political and business pressure than the public interest.

Civil Beat Poll: Who’s Not to Like? Hawaii Leaders Popular With Voters Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Who’s Not to Like? Hawaii Leaders Popular With Voters

There’s broad support for congressional delegation, Honolulu mayor, governor and president, but it varies some by age, gender and income.

Civil Beat Poll: Most Voters Oppose Honolulu Rail Tax Extension Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Most Voters Oppose Honolulu Rail Tax Extension

A majority of Oahu voters also opposes the $6 billion project in general, but support is greater on the neighbor islands.

Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii Voters Want GMO Labeling Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii Voters Want GMO Labeling

There’s little disparity across age, ethnicity and gender lines, although more Republicans are opposed.

Civil Beat Poll — Full Questionnaire and Results — April 2015 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll — Full Questionnaire and Results — April 2015

Check out the demographics and crosstabs behind our most recent polls on marijuana, rail, GMO labeling and approval ratings.

Civil Beat Poll: Strong Support for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Strong Support for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Voters want medi-pot patients to have places to buy their medicine, but still oppose legalization of the drug for recreational purposes.

Civil Beat Poll: Ige Up by 6 Over Aiona PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Ige Up by 6 Over Aiona

The Democratic nominee for Hawaii governor leads Republican Duke Aiona 40 percent to 34 percent. Hawaii Independent Party candidate Mufi Hannemann is at 11 percent.

Civil Beat Poll: Public-Private Preschool Amendment Divides Voters Hawaii State Judiciary

Civil Beat Poll: Public-Private Preschool Amendment Divides Voters

In other constitutional questions on ballot, voters oppose increasing the retirement ages of judges, but want the names of nominees made public.

Civil Beat Poll: Democrat Ige Leads Republican Aiona By 4 Percent PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Democrat Ige Leads Republican Aiona By 4 Percent

It’s a two-person race for Hawaii governor, with Hannemann and Davis far behind. In a positive sign for Ige, he seems to have the support of most Abercrombie voters from the primary.

Civil Beat Poll: Projecting the Winners PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Projecting the Winners

Polls are a snapshot in time of public opinion and voter intentions, both of which are moving targets.

The Civil Beat Poll: How We Do It Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

The Civil Beat Poll: How We Do It

Civil Beat’s pollsters explain the methodology and reasoning behind our political surveys.

Civil Beat Poll: Schatz, Takai Both Frontrunners For Washington, D.C. PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Schatz, Takai Both Frontrunners For Washington, D.C.

Hawaii Rep. Mark Takai surges ahead of top rival, state Sen. Donna Mercado Kim, in CD1 while U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz continues to lead U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.

Civil Beat Poll: Ige Maintains Solid Lead Over Abercrombie PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Ige Maintains Solid Lead Over Abercrombie

Just a few days before the Aug. 9 primary, Hawaii state Sen. David Ige is up 51-41 over incumbent Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

February 2016

Monday, February 8

Civil Beat Poll: More Voters Call For More Police Oversight

Thursday, February 4

Civil Beat Poll: Voters Think Ige, Caldwell Failing On Homelessness

Wednesday, February 3

Civil Beat Poll: Majority Oppose NextEra-HEI Merger

April 2015

Thursday, April 23

Civil Beat Poll: Who’s Not to Like? Hawaii Leaders Popular With Voters

Wednesday, April 22

Civil Beat Poll: Most Voters Oppose Honolulu Rail Tax Extension

Tuesday, April 21

Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii Voters Want GMO Labeling

Monday, April 20

Civil Beat Poll — Full Questionnaire and Results — April 2015

Civil Beat Poll: Strong Support for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

October 2014

Monday, October 27

Civil Beat Poll: Ige Up by 6 Over Aiona

September 2014

Wednesday, September 24

Civil Beat Poll: Public-Private Preschool Amendment Divides Voters

Monday, September 22

Civil Beat Poll: Democrat Ige Leads Republican Aiona By 4 Percent

August 2014

Tuesday, August 26

Civil Beat Poll: Projecting the Winners

Monday, August 4

The Civil Beat Poll: How We Do It

Friday, August 1

Civil Beat Poll: Schatz, Takai Both Frontrunners For Washington, D.C.

July 2014

Thursday, July 31

Civil Beat Poll: Ige Maintains Solid Lead Over Abercrombie

March 2014

Tuesday, March 4

Civil Beat Poll – Full Questionnaire and Results — February 2014

February 2014

Thursday, February 27

Civil Beat Poll — Oahu Voters Don’t Like Mufi But Are OK With Caldwell

Wednesday, February 26

Civil Beat Poll — Voters Want Higher Minimum Wage, Reject Legal Pot

Wednesday, February 19

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

Civil Beat Poll — Hawaii’s U.S. Senate Race In ‘Holding Pattern’

Civil Beat Poll — A Referendum on Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie?

October 2013

Thursday, October 24

Civil Beat Poll – Full Questionnaire and Results — October 2013

Tuesday, October 22

Civil Beat Poll — A Majority of Hawaii Voters Disapprove of Abercrombie

Monday, October 21

Civil Beat Poll — Schatz Has Narrow Lead Over Hanabusa

Friday, October 18

Civil Beat Poll — Hawaii Support for Same-Sex Marriage Grows

June 2013

Friday, June 28

Civil Beat Poll – Let’s Ban Military-Style Assault Weapons in Hawaii

Civil Beat Poll – Fewer Than Half Of Voters Approve Of Abercrombie

Civil Beat Poll – A Year Out, Hawaii Senate Race Up For Grabs

January 2013

Wednesday, January 16

Civil Beat Poll – Full Questionnaire and Results — January 2013

Monday, January 14

Civil Beat Poll – Cell Phones Have Been Added To The Mix

Sunday, January 13

Civil Beat Poll – Keep the PLDC, Create a Lottery and Vote By Mail

Civil Beat Poll – Young People Tipping The Scales Toward Gay Marriage

Civil Beat Poll – Did Abercrombie Make The Right Choice For Senator?

October 2012

Monday, October 29

Civil Beat Poll – Full Questionnaire and Results — October 2012

Civil Beat Poll – Obama Lead Narrows, But Hawaii Still Very Safe

Civil Beat Poll – Hanabusa Expands Lead Over Djou In Race for Congress

Civil Beat Poll – Hirono’s Double-Digit Lead Over Lingle Holding

Civil Beat Poll – Cayetano Peaks, Caldwell Surges

Friday, October 5

Civil Beat Poll – Full Questionnaire and Results — September 2012

Thursday, October 4

Civil Beat Poll – Dems Lead Congress Races

Tuesday, October 2

Civil Beat Poll – Obama Gets Aloha in Hawaii

Monday, October 1

Civil Beat Poll – Unwavering Rail Opposition Gives Cayetano Lead

September 2012

Sunday, September 30

Civil Beat Poll – Hirono Up Big On Lingle

August 2012

Monday, August 13

Civil Beat Poll – What the Heck Happened?

Wednesday, August 8

Civil Beat Poll – Full Questionnaire and Results — August 2012

Thursday, August 2

Civil Beat Poll – Cayetano On Track To Win In Primary and Avoid Runoff

Civil Beat Poll – Tulsi Leaves Mufi In Her Dust

June 2012

Monday, June 18

Civil Beat Poll – Questionnaires and Toplines — June 2012

Monday, June 11

Civil Beat Poll – Cayetano’s Grip On Honolulu Mayor’s Race Is Slipping

Civil Beat Poll – Case, Hirono Tied In Hawaii U.S. Senate Race

May 2012

Thursday, May 31

Civil Beat Guide to Polling During Election Season

Friday, May 4

Civil Beat Poll: Questionnaire, Toplines and Crosstabs — April 2012

April 2012

Friday, April 27

Civil Beat Poll – To Preserve or Develop Hawaii Land?

Civil Beat Poll – Does the Government Treat Native Hawaiians Fairly?

Civil Beat Poll – Hawaii Wants Undersea Cable

Civil Beat Poll – Assisted Suicide Support Strong

Civil Beat Poll – Hawaii Opposes Gay Marriage, Marijuana, Rail

Civil Beat Poll – Can Gov’t Solve Challenges?

Civil Beat Poll – Is Voting a Duty Or a Choice?

Monday, April 23

Civil Beat Poll – Voters Prefer Bag Ban to Fee

Saturday, April 7

Council Support Wavers As Key Rail Vote Looms

March 2012

Tuesday, March 6

Lacking Support, Can Rail Backers Turn The Tide?

Monday, March 5

Merriman Poll Finds Romney In Front In Ohio

Thursday, March 1

Civil Beat Poll – Honolulu Rail/Mayoral Race Questionnaire

Civil Beat Poll – Honolulu Voters Oppose Rail Project

February 2012

Tuesday, February 7

Campaign Ads Now Hitting Hawaii Airwaves

Friday, February 3

Civil Beat Poll — January 2012 Demographics and Questionnaire

January 2012

Friday, January 27

Civil Beat Poll – Hawaii Voters Don’t Want Gambling, Single Casino

Civil Beat Poll – Lingle Trails Both Democratic U.S. Senate Candidates

Civil Beat Poll – Case, Hirono Neck-and-Neck for U.S. Senate Nomination

October 2010

Wednesday, October 13

Civil Beat Poll: Abercrombie Holds Slight Edge in Hawaii Governor’s Race