Ige, Green leading in new Civil Beat poll ahead of primary

A poll conducted by Civil Beat has Governor David Ige and state Senator Josh Green leading among likely Democratic voters ahead of the August 11 primary.

The telephone poll was conducted July 19 to 21 and surveyed 871 likely voters in the Democratic primary. The margin of error was ± 3.3 percent.

Ige has 43 percent support compared to Hanabusa’s 34 percent. In a Civil Beat poll conducted in May, Hanabusa lead Ige 37-31. Clayton Hee received 11 percent in May, but he has since dropped out of the race.

Ige received more support than Hanabusa from voters across the ideological spectrum. The poll shows 39 percent of progressives, 51 percent of moderates, and 62 percent of conservatives picked Ige over Hanabusa.

Hanabusa has a one-point lead among Caucasians and an 11-point lead among Hawaiians, but trails Ige in all other ethnic groups.

That same poll shows Josh Green well ahead of his opponents with 31 percent support from likely Democratic primary voters.

Senator Jill Tokuda is in second place with 17 percent support.

Green was trailing Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho in the May poll with 16 percent to Carvalho’s 19 percent. Carvalho was polled in third place with 13 percent support.