OPINION: More for Hawaii

With the Union expanding to 49 states to take in Alaska, more and more Americans want to bring in Hawaii to make it an even 50. So reports George Gallup, who polled the U.S. in the wake of the Alaska statehood fight, found 72% in favor of Hawaiian statehood compared to 65% in favor only five months ago. Sentiment was strongest in the West, but even the South, whose Congressmen have kept the Hawaiian statehood bill bottled up because of objections to Hawaii's racial mixtures, is a surprising 59% in favor.

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