What a change a few months of campaigning have made. "The last time the race was polled Tulsi Gabbard was largely unknown," said Civil Beat reporter Michael Levine.
The latest poll numbers show more voters not only know her, they also liked her.
In fact, she would have been in a statistical tie with Hannemann -- if Democrats had cast their ballots earlier this month, when the Civil Beat polls were taken.
But instead of celebrating the results, Gabbard downplayed the latest numbers.
"I'm not focusing on polling numbers. I'm focused on going across the state, introducing myself to people and listening to their concerns," said Gabbard.