In the race for Congress, a new poll shows two candidates ahead of the pack.
The poll by Civil Beat.com focuses on the crowded Democratic primary for the House seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.
They are clear frontrunners, but one is closing in on the lead.
When it comes to who they want for Hawaii's First Congressional District Seat -- with 416 people polled -- most Democrats said they're voting for State Sen. Donna Mercado Kim.
Thirty percent say they're supporting her, with 24 percent picking State Rep. Mark Takai.
"Mark Takai is not that far behind. In fact he's only six percentage points behind in this latest poll. All the other candidates are in single digits," said Chad Blair, Civil Beat chief political reporter.
While no other candidate reached double digits, the number of unsure voters remains high.
"There is very little to distinguish them on the basis of policy so it really is a crap shoot. And it's not surprising the loaded dice are in favor of the ones with the name recognition," said political analyst Neal Milner.
The poll found that more military members are choosing Kim.
"He told a story about being in the military. It would be a surprise if that would be enough alone to do it, but what it also did was get his name out there," Milner said.
Nearly one quarter of these voters are undecided. Milner is expecting that it will spread out over all candidates -- six others still fighting for a bigger slice of that pie.
"Still, not many people have not made up their mind who they're going to vote for," Blair said.
As expected, Kim did better with Filipino voters, while Takai did better with Japanese voters.