A new Hawaii News Now/Star Advertiser poll in Hawaii’s open 1st Congressional District has the race between Democrat Mark Takai and Republican Charles Djou all tied up.
Some analysts believe the Repuiblican Djou may even have an edge given a reported money advantage headed down the stretch.
Democrat Mark Takai, who already has spent $1.2 million on the race, and Republican Charles Djou, who has a 2-to-1 lead in cash on hand heading into the home stretch, are tied at 47 percent each, according to the latest Hawaii poll.
While Hawaii trends Democrat, it’s conceivable that when it comes to the House, the argument that it would be good to have representation within the majority may be resonating. The GOP has controlled the house for some time and no one expects that to change this year.
Djou has made the case that the State should send one member of its congressional delegation into the majority with seniority.
Hawaii News Now political analyst Colin Moore said, “It seems to have resonated because Djou is polling very well. They like Djou personally. He has very high favorability.”
Charles Djou responded, “The fact that we’re in a position to win this campaign just shows the level of excitement the people of Hawaii have here in our race and here in our campaign.”