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Hirono gaining on Lingle's lead in governor's race [HI]
Honolulu Advertiser ^ | 9/29/02 | Kevin Dayton

Posted on 09/29/2002 11:21:13 AM PDT by BlackRazor

Edited on 05/07/2004 6:18:34 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Five weeks before the election, Republican Linda Lingle has a slight lead over Democrat Mazie Hirono, but Hirono is gaining ground, according to The Honolulu Advertiser/News 8 Hawai'i Poll.

The Hawai'i Poll found Lingle's support has been flat for almost four months, while Hirono has nearly halved the 15-point lead that Lingle held in early June.


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TOPICS: Hawaii; Campaign News; Polls; State and Local
KEYWORDS: governor; hawaii; hirono; lingle

1 posted on 09/29/2002 11:21:13 AM PDT by BlackRazor
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To: conservative_2001; Coop; rightwingbob; DeaconBenjamin; Congressman Billybob; Vis Numar; mwl1; ...
Poll Ping!

I'm expecting this one is going to turn into a real nail-biter.

If you want on or off my poll ping list, let me know!

2 posted on 09/29/2002 11:22:30 AM PDT by BlackRazor
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To: BlackRazor
Well, we knew this would tighten up, and after Hirono's less-than-stellar performance in the primary, the only direction she could go was up. If Hirono ends up winning, Cayetano-style, the state is going to 110% deserve all of the bad things it has due. I'll definitely support the Native Hawaiian's demands for secession and independence in this case. At least this Democrat poison hasn't infested other places in the Pacific like Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Marianas Islands, which all have strong GOP presences.
3 posted on 09/29/2002 12:28:12 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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4 posted on 09/29/2002 1:31:08 PM PDT by KQQL
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To: BlackRazor
Hmmm. The article's trying to say an 8-point lead is a problem for the challenger, not the sorta incumbent (Lt Gov). I'm not sure how they get that. Yeah, a 15-point lead is cut to 8, but that's to be expected after the primary is over. (And the 21% undecided in June is down to 13% undec here.)

But any way you slice, I've seen three polls in three plus months. In each, Lingle was in the 40s and the LtGov was in the 30s. Maybe Lingle will blow a big lead again. I dunno. But I don't see much for her to worry about yet. (Although you can certainly argue she hasn't gotten any movement from her ad dollars.)

5 posted on 09/30/2002 9:48:28 AM PDT by Coop
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