Dems splitting vote in Hawaii special election

Fears that two Democratic candidates running in Hawaii's special election would splinter the vote look to be coming true.

A new Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll found Democratic candidates, former Rep. Ed Case and state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, in a virtual tie -- 29 percent to 28 percent respectively.

The Republican candidate, Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou, isn't doing much better. He received 32 percent in the poll, which was conducted April 11-14.

The May 22nd election pits the three candidates against one another and is winner take-all. Perhaps even more troubling, the poll shows only 7 percent of voters are undecided -- giving the candidates few new supporters to win.

Former Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) is running for governor.