Political Radar


February 16th, 2014

A new Hawaii Poll taken for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Hawaii News Now asked voters to rate 16 politicians who are candidates or potential candidates for office this year.

The most popular? U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

The freshman Democrat had a favorable rating of 76 percent. Even 61 percent of Republicans view her favorably.

Gabbard has had a remarkable national profile since she was elected to Congress in 2012. Some local political observers have been privately baffled by all the attention she has received, given her thin political resume, but she has made the most of her opportunity in the spotlight.

The congresswoman has also been fortunate, so far, not to face a competitive challenger. The Republicans fielded a homeless handyman against Gabbard in 2012, and the GOP candidate who has stepped forward this year recently threatened to choke out the state schools superintendent at a school board meeting.

"She's more popular than kittens," one local Democrat said of Gabbard.

7 Responses to “Kittens”

  1. Sayer:

    I travel a lot for work and several people have brought her name up to me saying how impressed they were by her on the national level - this is great news for Hawaii. She's young and can accomplish much.

  2. Guido Sarducci:

    Gabbard is quietly leading the anti-GMO mob on behalf of her cult's 'natural' foods store chain.

  3. kamaaina808:

    Ms. Gabbard is actively and positively representing Hawaii, and I'm proud to support her as our representative.

  4. Eric Ryan:

    I like how she keeps voting for Obamacare, despite what everyone in the country knows about this terrible boondoggle. That's loyalty to a really bad idea. You go, Tulasi Tamayo!!

  5. Ohanas:

    Forward thinking fresh face of the future!

  6. james808:

    Tulsi Gabbard has shown remarkable political leadership and aloha and people are naturally attracted to that…she has a long and fruitful career ahead of her IMHO.

  7. Especially Incognito:

    Even kittens have claws.

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