By B.J. Reyes
Having been newly sworn in as Senate president pro tempore, U.S. Sen. Dan Inouye can probably remain comfortable in his Washington, D.C., digs for at least another six years, according to a new independent poll released today.
Inouye, who has served in the Senate since 1963, has a comfortable lead over his nearest challenger in a poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Aloha State finds Inouye, a member of the Senate since 1963, with 68% support. Conservative activist John Roco has 20% of the vote. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.
The Rasmussen methodology:
This survey of 500 Likely Voters in Hawaii was conducted on June 24, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.