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  •  I'm just reporting what I read on this race... (8+ / 0-)

    But Japanese-American woman voters are always underpolled in Hawaii and always come out strong for Dems and specifically Hanabusa during the three way wth Djou and Case, where Case was polling ahead up until the day of the special election.  

    Grassroot passion comes and goes - Corporate interest in consistent. Message being that if you want to stay elected then sell-out, it's safer.

    by Jonze on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 05:17:43 PM PDT

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    •  I'm a haole-American woman (white), raised in (8+ / 0-)

      Hawaii, and I'm reluctant to speak to pollsters. Hawaiian culture is very different: We are open-hearted and share everything with those we know, very generous and hospitable to visitors and guests...but very private with some things. I'm glad to see that reporting is reflecting that cultural sensitivities will give poll results a wide margin of error.

      Ho'oponopono. To make things right; restore harmony; heal.

      by earicicle on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 05:24:09 PM PDT

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      •  Thanks for the personal perspective n/t (3+ / 0-)
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      •  Illinois voters do much the same thing... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...but for different reasons, primarily because voters don't trust who is doing the polling (fearing it may be the local politcal boss, who might yank your garbage dumpster if he doesn't like your answers).  As a result, pollsters here tend to get an overrepresentation of Rethug supporters in their polls, which often means the Chicago Tribune or some other group who sponsored the poll has a lot of explaining to do on Election Night.

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