Internal poll results from U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono’s Democratic campaign for U.S. Senate show Hirono with a double-digit lead over former Gov. Linda Lingle.
The Benenson Strategy Group, a Washington, D.C., firm, has Hirono at 54 percent and the Republican Lingle at 37 percent, a 17-point advantage that is unchanged from a poll taken in September. Nine percent were undecided.
The telephone poll was taken among 500 likely voters statewide from Oct. 9 through Oct. 11. The margin of error was 4.4 percentage points.