-Voters in Hawaii are happy being part of the United States. Only 14% favor seceding to form their own country with 74% opposed and 12% unsure. Voters who identify their ethnicity as Native Hawaiian actually come pretty close to break even on the issue with 38% for independence and 45% opposed but beyond that group there's not much support for breaking off.
-Hawaii voters strongly dislike the Tea Party (28/51), but they're not really sold on the Occupy Wall Street movement either (38/35). Still when it comes to which of the two they have a higher opinion of Occupy Wall Street wins out 44-29. Linda Lingle definitely knows what she's doing when she embraces the moderate Republican label and shies away from the Tea Party- that's the only way a GOP politician can prosper in Hawaii.
-When it comes to professional sports team preferences Hawaii is closely divided among a variety of teams that either have a major national fan base or are on the west coast. Their favorite baseball team is ever so narrowly the Yankees at 16%, followed by the Angels at 14%, Phillies at 13%, Giants at 10%, Dodgers at 7%, Braves and Cubs at 5%, Mariners at 4%, and Padres at 1%. 25% say they're for another team or don't have one at all.
On the NFL front a team with a huge national following but no proximity to Hawaii wins out as well with the Packers at 17%, followed by the 49ers at 14%, Cowboys at 13%, Raiders at 8%, Steelers at 6%, Broncos at 5%, Giants and Chargers at 3%, and Seahawks at 2%. 28% say someone else or that they don't pull for an NFL team.
-Finally Hawaii voters are glad that the Warrior Football team is moving to the Mountain West- 42% favor that shift to only 20% who wish the team was remaining in the WAC. This is reflective of a broader trend we've seen in polling on conference realignment. Fans generally are resistant to their schools shifting conference before it's actually happened- we've seen that with Texas, Missouri, West Virginia, Connecticut, and Iowa State to name a few schools. But once the school has made the decision to move and is plowing ahead with it fans are pretty supportive of the change- we've seen that with Nebraska, Texas A&M, and now Hawaii.
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