QMark Research, in a poll taken for former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann’s congressional campaign, found Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s favorability score in the negative.
The poll found that 39 percent of registered voters interviewed in the 2nd Congressional District had a favorable perception of the governor, while 40 percent had an unfavorable opinion and 20 percent had no opinion.
The poll was taken by telephone among 400 registered voters in the 2nd District, which covers rural Oahu and the neighbor islands, from July 28 to Aug. 1. The margin or error was 4.9 percentage points.
A Hawaii Poll taken statewide in May found Abercrombie’s favorability score at 55 percent. Fifty percent gave the governor a positive job approval rating.
QMark pollsters measured the favorability scores of several politicians to help Hannemann determine his potential strength.