By Derrick DePledge
State Sen. David Ige used a new public poll on the governor's race out Thursday for an innovative fundraising appeal.
Civil Beat, an online news site, reported that Ige was up over Gov. Neil Abercrombie 48 percent to 37 percent with 15 percent undecided, an 11-point gap. The automated poll was taken from June 7 to June 9 among 729 primary voters statewide. The margin of error was 3.6 percentage points.
Private polls have also shown Ige competitive with Abercrombie despite his low name recognition and lack of fundraising.
I'm humbled to share that as a direct result of your great grassroots support, the latest non-campaign poll has confirmed that we are ahead! The Honolulu Civil Beat just reported that we are 11 points ahead, 48-37 percent, with just eight weeks until primary election day on August 9.
As we move forward together, let's remember that polls are snapshots in time along the campaign trail, and the final poll is decided by us on election day. Please keep the momentum building!
The results confirm that our community-building, friend-to-friend, word-of-mouth campaign will carry us well past any excessive fundraising and paid advertising, and on to victory!
Pitch in $11 or more today to help us grow that 11-point lead.