New poll numbers show Abercrombie approval ratingsUPDATED 8:23 AM HST Jul 03, 2013Video Transcript
New poll numbers are in this morning showing Governor Neil Abercrombie's approval ratings. Joining us over skype is CIVIL- BEAT-DOT-COM assistant editor, Sarah Lin. In the past Governor Abercrombie has suffered from low approval ratings... How is he doing know according to Civil Beat's Poll. Are his approval ratings linked with how folks feel about the direction Hawaii is going. How is the gov doing among certain groups. You also polled people about guns and whether Hawaii should have an assault weapon ban? On the issue of whether Hawaii should have a On the issue of whether Hawaii should have a ballot initiative system, a healthy majority, 62 percent, said yes. A ballot initiative system at the state level would allow residents to put issues directly before voters if they collected enough signatures on a petition. It's a more direct form of democracy. Right now statewide issues on the ballot come from lawmakers. We surveyed 900 registered voters, that includes landlines and cell phones. There's a major shakeup in the agency in charge of protecting Hawaii's historic and cultural resources. AM BIN You can find the complete ory we just discussed on You can find the complete story we just discussed on CIVIL-BEAT-DOT-COM.