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2018 Hawaii gubernatorial election

2018 Hawaii gubernatorial election

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Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2018

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Nominee David Ige Andria Tupola
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Josh Green Marissa Kerns
Popular vote 244,934 131,719
Percentage 62.7% 33.7%

County Results
Ige:      60-70%      70–80%

Governor before election

David Ige
Democratic

Elected Governor

David Ige
Democratic

The 2018 Hawaii gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 2018, to elect the Governor of Hawaii and Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii.

After prevailing in an intensely competitive primary election on August 11, 2018, incumbent Democratic Governor David Ige ran successfully for re-election to a second term in office, considerably improving on his margin of victory from 2014, in which he only won a plurality. Ige's vote share of 62.67% is the highest of any gubernatorial candidate in Hawaiin history surpassing the previous record of 62.53% set by Linda Lingle in 2006.

Democratic primary

Governor

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Withdrew[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
David
Ige
Colleen
Hanabusa
Clayton
Hee
Undecided
Merriman River Group July 19–21, 2018 871 ± 3.3% 43% 34% 18%
Mason-Dixon July 6–11, 2018 494 ± 4.5% 44% 40% 16%
QMark Research (D-Hanabusa) June 21 – July 6, 2018 518 ± 4.4% 31% 57% 11%
QMark Research (D-Hanabusa) April 21 – May 7, 2018 888 ± 3.4% 23% 52% 6% 19%
Merriman River Group May 3–5, 2018 707 ± 3.7% 31% 37% 11% 16%
Mason-Dixon March 13–18, 2018 498 ± 4.5% 27% 47% 11% 15%

Results[edit]

Results by county:
  Ige—50–60%
  Ige—40–50%
  Hanabusa—40–50%
  No data
Democratic primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Ige (incumbent) 124,572 51.4
Democratic Colleen Hanabusa 107,631 44.4
Democratic Ernest Caravahlo 5,662 2.3
Democratic Wendell Ka'ehu'ae'a 2,298 0.9
Democratic Richard Kim 1,576 0.6
Democratic Van Tanabe 775 0.3
Total votes 242,514 100.0

Lieutenant Governor

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Bernard
Carvalho
Will
Espero
Josh
Green
Kim Coco
Iwamoto
Jill
Tokuda
Undecided
Merriman River Group July 19–21, 2018 871 ± 3.3% 13% 5% 31% 10% 17% 26%
Mason-Dixon July 6–11, 2018 494 ± 4.5% 14% 6% 34% 10% 14% 22%
Merriman River Group May 3–5, 2018 707 ± 3.7% 19% 8% 16% 14% 11% 32%
Mason-Dixon March 13–18, 2018 498 ± 4.5% 14% 9% 19% 5% 12% 41%

Results[edit]

Results by county:
  Green—50–60%
  Green—30–40%
  Tokuda—30–40%
  Carvalho—40–50%
  No data
Democratic primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Josh Green 74,845 31.4
Democratic Jill Tokuda 68,124 28.6
Democratic Bernard P. Carvalho 45,825 19.2
Democratic Kim Coco Iwamoto 34,243 14.3
Democratic Will Espero 15,463 6.5
Total votes 238,500 100.0

Republican primary

Governor

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • John Carroll, former State Representative, and former State Senator [6][16]
  • Ray L'Heureux, president and chairman of the Education Institute of Hawaii, Former Assistant Superintendent, and retired U.S. Marine colonel[17]
  • Andria Tupola, Minority Leader of the Hawaii House of Representatives[18][16]
Withdrew[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Andria Tupola
Newspapers

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
John
Carroll
Raymond
L'Heureux
Andria
Tupola
Undecided
Merriman River Group July 19–21, 2018 219 ± 6.6% 22% 4% 39% 22%
Mason-Dixon July 6–11, 2018 143 ± 8.4% 28% 8% 41% 23%
Mason-Dixon March 13–18, 2018 134 ± 8.6% 40% 28% 32%

Results[edit]

Results by county:
  Tupola—50–60%
  Tupola—40–50%
  No data
Republican primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andria Tupola 17,297 55.5
Republican John Carroll 10,974 35.2
Republican Ray L'Heureux 2,885 9.3
Total votes 31,156 100.0

Lieutenant Governor

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Marissa Kerns
  • Steve Lipscomb
  • Jeremy Low

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Marissa
Kerns
Jeremy
Low
Undecided
Merriman River Group July 19–21, 2018 219 ± 6.6% 26% 20% 54%

Results[edit]

Results by county:
  Kerns—30–40%
  Lipscomb—30–40%
  No data
Republican primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marissa Dipasupil Kerns 9,758 35.4
Republican Steve Lipscomb 9,543 34.7
Republican Jeremy Low 8,232 29.9
Total votes 27,533 100.0

Green primary

Governor

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Jim Brewer

Results[edit]

Results by county:
  Brewer—100%
  No data
Green primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Jim Brewer 454 100.0
Total votes 454 100.0

Lieutenant Governor

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Renee Ing

Results[edit]

Results by county:
  Ing—100%
  No data
Green primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Renee Ing 444 100.0
Total votes 444 100.0

Nonpartisan primary

Governor

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Selina Blackwell
  • Link El
  • Terrence Teruya
Results[edit]
Results by county:
  Teruya—50–60%
  Blackwell—40–50%
  Blackwell—50–60%
  No data
Nonpartisan primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Terrence Teruya 543 47.7
Nonpartisan Selina Blackwell 497 43.7
Nonpartisan Link El 98 8.6
Total votes 1,138 100.0

Lieutenant Governor

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Ernest Magaoay
  • Paul Robotti
Results[edit]
Results by county:
  Robotti—50–60%
  Magaoay—50–60%
  No data
Nonpartisan primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Paul Robotti 536 50.6
Nonpartisan Ernest Magaoay 523 49.4
Total votes 1,059 100.0

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[22] Solid D October 16, 2018
The Washington Post[23] Safe D October 16, 2018
FiveThirtyEight[24] Solid D October 22, 2018
Rothenberg Political Report[25] Solid D October 12, 2018
Sabato's Crystal Ball[26] Safe D October 19, 2018
Real Clear Politics[27] Safe D October 21, 2018
Daily Kos[28] Safe D October 22, 2018
Fox News[29][a] Likely D October 19, 2018
Politico[30] Solid D October 19, 2018
Governing[31] Safe D October 22, 2018
Notes
  1. ^ The Fox News Midterm Power Rankings uniquely does not contain a category for Safe/Solid races

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
David
Ige (D)
Andria
Tupola (R)
Undecided
Merriman River Group October 8–12, 2018 961 ± 4.3% 52% 31% 11%
Mason-Dixon July 6–11, 2018 800 ± 3.5% 57% 34% 9%
Mason-Dixon March 13–18, 2018 800 ± 3.5% 51% 24% 25%

Results

Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2018 [32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic David Ige (incumbent) 244,934 62.67% +13.22%
Republican Andria Tupola 131,719 33.70% -3.38%
Green Jim Brewer 10,123 2.59% N/A
Nonpartisan Terrence Teruya 4,067 1.04% N/A
Total votes 390,843 100.0% N/A
Democratic hold

References

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External links

Official campaign websites
Official lieutenant gubernatorial campaign websites


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