Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzSenate confirms Trump’s pick to lead NASA Overnight Tech: Alleged robocall kingpin testifies before Congress | What lawmakers learned | Push for new robocall rules | Facebook changes privacy settings ahead of new data law | Time Warner CEO defends AT&T merger at trial Overnight Health Care: GOP pushes stiff work requirements for food stamps | Johnny Isakson opens up about family's tragic loss to opioids | Republicans refuse to back vulnerable Dem's opioids bill | Dems offer new public option plan MORE (D-Hawaii) has continued to maintain his lead over Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) with eight days until their Senate primary, according to a new poll from the Honolulu Civil Beat.

Schatz leads Hanabusa by 49 percent to 41 percent in the live-caller poll, the latest recent survey that has found him ahead.

The senator, appointed less than two years ago, has flexed his D.C. ties to raise huge sums for the race and has outspent Hanabusa by a wide margin in the race, going on TV early on with positive spots.

Those efforts seem to have worked, and he's maintained his front-runner status heading into next Saturday's primary.

The live-caller poll of 895 likely Democratic primary voters, using landlines and cell phones, was conducted from July 24-28 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percent.