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Christine O'Donnell Is Sinking In The Polls



New polling data from Farleigh Dickinson University (from which Christine O'Donnell is a, errr, recent graduate) does not bode well for the Republican Senatorial candidate in Delaware:
Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is actually better known to Delaware’s likely voters than Democrat Chris Coons: 93% say they have heard of Coons, while 97% say they have heard of O’Donnell. Nonetheless, according to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, Coons leads O’Donnell 53%-36% in the special election.

O’Donnell is in a statistical dead heat with Coons in Kent and Sussex counties, leading him 46% to 45%. But in the more populous New Castle County, Coons leads by a margin of 58% to 31%.

Democrats have largely united behind Coons: 85% say that they will vote for their party’s nominee. However, only 68% of Republicans say that they will vote for O’Donnell. Independents lean to Coons by 46% to 37%.
...and the University of Delaware has an even wider margin:
Four weeks before Election Day 2010, Delaware Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Chris Coons holds a commanding 19-point lead over his Republican opponent, Christine O’Donnell. A new poll of 901 Delaware residents conducted by the University of Delaware’s non- partisan Center for Political Communication finds 49% supporting Coons and 30% supporting O’Donnell.
So, is Politico's Jonathan Martin correct when he tweets, "O'Donnell is down 53-36, per FDU poll. #therationaleforcoveragegrowsmoredifficult"?

Perhaps. But four weeks is still a lifetime in politics.

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