Poll: Governor’s approval ratings are up, but still well below his lieutenant governor
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - About 30% of Hawaii voters approve of Gov. David Ige’s job performance, while about 54% have a positive opinion of Lt. Gov. Josh Green.
That’s according to a new Civil Beat/HNN poll.
Ige’s poll numbers were up from October 2020, when just 19% of voters had a positive view.
Meanwhile, about half of those surveyed approved of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono.
In the new poll, Congressman Kai Kahele—who is leaving Congress to run for governor—was viewed positively by only 28% of voters statewide while 40% had a negative opinion.
Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi, who is nearing the halfway mark in his four-year term, had decent numbers. He was viewed positively by 40% of those surveyed. Another 34% said they just weren’t sure.
The poll took place in late June and included responses from some 1,120 registered voters.
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