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Hirono leads Case, Lingle in Hawaii Poll

Congresswoman Mazie Hirono & former Congressman Ed Case Congresswoman Mazie Hirono & former Congressman Ed Case
Richard Borreca Richard Borreca
former Governor Linda Lingle former Governor Linda Lingle

Congresswoman Mazie Hirono is the frontrunner against former Congressman Ed Case and former Governor Linda Lingle in their bid to win the seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka.
 
The Hawaii Poll questioned 771 registered voters state-wide in late January and early February.  Voters were asked the following.
 
If the Democratic Primary for his (Akaka's) U.S. Senate seat were held today, who would get your vote?  Hirono led the way among voters who said they would vote in the Democratic Primary in August.  She won 56% of the vote to Case's 36%.
 
When voters were asked who they would vote for between Hirono and Lingle should they meet in the November General Election, 57% said they'd vote for Hirono, 37% would vote for Lingle.
 
When presented with a scenario in which Case would face Lingle in the General Election, Case won handily 56% to 36%.
 
When asked if they have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the candidates, 64% said they have a favorable opinion of Hirono while only 26% said their opinion of her is unfavorable.  Case enjoyed a favorable rating of 53% while he had an unfavorable rating of 30%  Lingle's favorable rating was 49%.  Her unfavorable rating 48%
 
Please watch the corresponding video for the candidates' reaction.

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