Civil Beat poll shows strong support for TMT, little love for Governor Ige

//Civil Beat poll shows strong support for TMT, little love for Governor Ige

One month into the well-organized protest against building a large telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea, state officials have made no discernible progress in getting construction crews and heavy equipment to the summit.

In spite of the success of the kia’i, or guardians, in blocking the start of construction for the Thirty Meter Telescope, a new Civil Beat Poll shows a solid majority of Hawaii residents support the project.

By a more than 2-to-1 margin — 64% to 31% — of registered voters in Hawaii who were polled say they favor building the state-of-the-art telescope, most of them strongly in support. Only 3% say they are unsure while another 3% say the issue does not matter to them.

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