In the race to become Hawaii Governor, a new poll by the Honolulu Star Advertiser shows Democratic Candidate Colleen Hanabusa holding a 20% point lead over Current Governor David Ige.

That data gathered from 498 potential Democratic primary voters around the state showed 47% supporting Hanabusa, compared to 27% supporting Ige.

The poll was conducted by Mason Dixon Polling between March 13th through the 18th.

The margin of error is said to be plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

Former Senator Clayton Hee had 11% potential voters support. 

The Democratic Primary is just over four months away, set for Saturday, August 11th.

Congresswoman Hanabusa reacted to the numbers saying, "I think it's clear this election is really about one thing, leadership. This is what we've been hearing consistently across the state since last fall, that the people of Hawai'i desire strong leadership, a clear vision for the future, and the experience to execute."

Among Hanabusa's early endorsements-fellow Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.

Governor David Ige responded as well saying, “This poll was taken very early and is a snapshot in time. I have been working hard and focusing on making many positive changes for the right reasons, and I may not have communicated all that we have done. These accomplishments have resulted in healthier lives, a stronger economy and a better future for our families.  We are reaching out to every voter and I am confident they will choose to re-elect me.”

This same Honolulu Star Advertiser poll showing former state senator John Carroll ahead of current state representative Andria Tupola by 12 percentage points.

The poll showing 40% of potential republican voters supporting Carrol as opposed to 28% supporting Tupola.