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HI: 49% Abercrombie, 44% Hannemann (Star-Advertiser 8/10)

Topics: Hawaii , poll

Ward Research for Honolulu Star-Advertiser / Hawaii News Now
8/10/10; 425 likely Democratic primary voters, 4.8% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Star-Advertiser story)

Hawaii

2010 Governor: Democratic Primary
49% Abercrombie, 44% Hannemann

 

Comments
Farleftandproud:

I think their current governor was the worst traitor as Hawaii's governor for at the last minute vetoing Civil Unions. This is somehing that in VT and I think NJ they have had for awhile; they are the less contreversial legal agreements for same sex partners that aren't marriage. In New England I think even some moderate Republicans like Susan Collins isn't opposed to such laws. Arnold Schwartzneggar has come out against prop 8 and so has Ted Olson fought against it.

It was a dumb mistake Hawaii's governor did to veto it, and that is why I say when you think you have elected a moderate Republican, sometimes they are fair and reasonable and other times they are deceptive.

The Gover

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Von Wallenstein:

the hawaii democratic machine will circle the wagons around hannemann. the primary isn't until mid-sept. ed case did, however, have good things to say about both abercrombie and aiona (the GOP nominee)

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SC Guy:

It actually was totally mainstream to veto the civil union law because Hawaii has a ban on gay marriage and she rightly noted that the differences between civil unions and gay marriage are quite minute. Governor Lingle made the right decision. It's interesting to note that the candidate that agrees with Lingle is running very strong in the DEMOCRATIC primary.

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Farleftandproud:

Well this is Hawaii an extremely blue state and a state of diversity and multiculturalism. The Civil Unions are now supported by many Republicans in New England, Washington, Oregon and NJ. I was surprised that they couldn't overide her veto.

In VT we have a Republican governor and we had 2/3 of Democrats in the House, and enough to overide the governor's Veto on gay marriages.

Don't get me wrong, I don't think that some states are any where close to being ready for even Civil Unions. I think it is a sensitive issue and in a state like Virginia, I wouldn't even bring it up if I were a politician.

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Farleftandproud:

I had no idea Hawaii had a constitutional ban on gay marriage.

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Crimsonite:

Actually, there is just a statutory ban because originally their supreme court in the 90's ruled it unconstitutional not to have gay marriage and then voters of HI rejected that idea through a constitutional ballot measure that gave the legislature the right to decide who could marry in that sense. And the legislature decided to deny gays marriage.

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Farleftandproud:

States usually win their constitutional rights once they get rid of Republican governors.

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